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Kielder Observatory, Kielder

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Observatory Museum
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. Arrange your visit to Kielder Observatory and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kielder using our Kielder holiday planner.
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  • We visited on 30th May for the 'Universe full of Stars' evening. In fact our whole weeks holiday in Northumberland was based on visiting the 'Dark Skies', and it was the anticipation of going to kield...  more »
  • This review is for the kielder observatory and it's staff, and not the weather we experienced during our trip - mother nature can be a cruel mistress, and she taunted us with clear skies for our two h...  more »
  • We had been wanting to go to kielder observatory for a long long time. After numerous review reading we finally decided on the 'aurora night' event. We booked in advance, so had been waiting for this ...  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.