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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  • Cloudy weather precluded natural displays. Enthusiastic staff made the best of the situation by talks, supported by slide shows. It is a long way from my home in Birmingham but I shall visit again at....  more »
  • I am very sad to say that I was disappointed in this event. The weather was terrible, which couldn't be helped and we did not come with any expectations as to what we would see. The team are...  more »
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  • Fantastic evening, amazing staff and they showed us many objects In the night sky in particular the Andromeda Galaxy! It was an almost clear night.Took our scouts here and the staff were brilliant. Very friendly, knowledgeable and will to spend the time explaining things to them.
  • This was one of the best experiences I have had in a very long time. Intellectually Stimulating in every way possible. The work they are doing is amazing. I wish them more accolades & better research funding in the future. Shout out to Natasha. She took a quick tour on cosmology & explained how the telescope works. The other 2 guys were equally good. They were so patient with the kids & answered every question thrown at them. I am definitely coming back. I am hooked!
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