Kielder Observatory, Kielder

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Let this astronomy public outreach center take you on a tour of the universe. Kielder Observatory is an ideal place for stargazing, as it is situated in an area with one of the lowest levels of light pollution in the UK. Attend one of their evening events, suitable for people with all levels of astronomy knowledge and experience. Listen to a lecture in the classroom next to the log burning fire, have a cup of coffee with other interested individuals, and gaze up at the cosmos with one of the observatory’s telescopes. Booking for the events is essential. Check the observatory’s website for a list of things you should bring with you, such as warm clothes. To visit Kielder Observatory and other attractions in Kielder, use our Kielder online visit planner .
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  • Had come to kielder for the observatory and had been cancelled the night before for snow, so had few expectations, however the team took us all up, about 30 people in land rovers with snow chains. The...  more »
  • We booked in for an evening slot in March, hoping to get a clear, frosty night; instead we had a howling gale and heavy rain turning to snow: obviously, star gazing was out of the question. The access...  more »
  • I had an amazing time at the Universe full of Stars evening with my husband. Sadly, the weather was really awful - cloud, snow and high winds. Needless to say this meant that there was no chance of se...  more »
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  • Great little observatory, good viewing subject to weather conditions. Very enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Lovely hot chocolate. Worth a visit if you want to see and learn a bit about our universe.
  • This place blew my mind. We got lucky with a clear night, but what a fantastic experience. The staff are awesome. Make sure you wrap up warm though. You're pretty much outside, late at night
  • The staff here are really friendly and informative. Any questions we had they went out of their way to explain. Would highly recommend to anyone that is interested in stars to go at some point.
  • What an absolute privilege. Cannot praise the staff and volunteers enough. My children and I travelled 8 hours from Dover Kent to visit here. It was worth every minute and every penny 😄
  • We arrived for the first ever time there and were having a look around. View is amazing! A young attendant opened the door so we when to look in to be told we could not come in unless we had booked on the Internet. We were then told we were not allowed to stay on site because we had not booked. Nice place shame about the staff!
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