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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  • Watch some YouTube videos, go into your back garden and save yourself a lot of money and discomfort to get the similar results. Although billed as for beginners to professionals on their webpage a goo...  more »
  • Visited for the Saturn event night from 20:15 to 23:15 and were looked after really well by the friendly and knowledgeable staff & volunteer. It was an amazing experience seeing Saturn through the 16 ...  more »
  • We were lucky to visit the observatory for the late night shooting star session. The session started with a interesting and informative talk, followed by lots of viewing of the stars. The staff and vo...  more »
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  • Loved it there although it was cloudy still got to see Jupiter and the moon and also some stars. Will be back
  • Fantastic evening very much helped out by the fact we were lucky enough for a clear sky. We attended the 'Universe Full of Stars' event but learned about the planets including the still large moon. The hosts were entertaining and clearly knowledgeable and answered any questions. I thought I'd be nodding off towards 3am when the event ended but I was surprised how quickly the time went over. Would definitely attend another event here.
  • Top notch place, I've been a couple of times and it's awesome even if the weather may not be on your side. Gary Fildes is such a nice knowledgeable guy along with all the team. Thanks for such and amazing interesting night!
  • Great location, enthusiastic staff and good viewing facilities
  • Staff very knowledgeable and it is a unique evening. Wrap up warm and bring a torch though! Must be booked in advance.

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