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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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  • It was a cloudy night when my husband and I visited the Observatory. I had booked tickets for an event, the only way to see the Observatory. The drive up from the main road is through the forest and.....  more »
  • We went on a cold, cloudy night which meant very little was visible but even so we had an amazingly interesting evening. The staff there were so enthusiastic that you can't help but be swept along...  more »
  • 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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