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Kielder Observatory

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Address: Black Fell, Kielder, England
Phone Number: 07805638469
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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description: The Kielder Observatory is a centre for public outreach in the science of...
The Kielder Observatory is a centre for public outreach in the science of astronomy and physics. It serves to promote the universe to our guests, enabling people from all walks of life and levels of interest to access the visual splendour of the cosmos. With a superb array of telescopes and instrumentation to explore the depths of space. Expert tuition awaits the visitors who come along and take part in our featured events, sit in complete comfort in our classroom next to the log burning fire and let us take you on a tour of the universe.
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first timers

first time at kielder observatory,but it wont be the last,from the minute we arrived we were made to feel very welcome,and after everybody arrived we began,first we were split... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

first time at kielder observatory,but it wont be the last,from the minute we arrived we were made to feel very welcome,and after everybody arrived we began,first we were split into 3 groups,and our group headed to the patrick moore tower,here we took a look at the moon.......omg was not expecting to see it so close and so clear,mind you we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Was given ticket to event on 20/03 as a Xmas present - it was worth the wait. Everything about this place was special! Arrived around 1130pm to a cloudless sky filled with stars. The northern lights also made an appearance. Everyone made this experience special. I was impressed by everyone's knowledge And genuine interests! Extremely welcoming!! You will never be... More 

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Cleethorpes
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29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It had been cloudy for the previous three nights we had spent at Kielder, but on the night we had booked to visit the Observatory the stars appeared. A great experience to sit on the deck and just gaze up at the sky - but remember to wear ++ layers, together with hat and gloves. As previous reviewers have said... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were bought tickets as a Christmas present. The weather was against us it was cloudy and as we climbed towards the observatory we were met with fog, however the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the knowledge they have made for a memorable evening despite only seeing 1 star. We will definitely be going back hopefully the weather will be... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very knowledgeable staff. Unfortunately during our visit it was cloudy and sleeting/snowing so we didn't get to see any stars.

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We drove up fearing the worst as it has been cloudy all day but amazingly the skies cleared as the talk began and we were blown away by what we saw and was shown by Dan & the guys up there. Shooting stars, the Milky Way, distant galaxies, Jupiter & it's 4 moons, nebulas and more!! The guys answered questions... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As with all of my reviews I offer an honest account of any places I visit and the same applies to this one. The trip itself had been booked a while and we were part of a private group of 40 people. To start with the only criticism and it is a genuine one I have is that it is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Late Night Aurora event, 7/3/15 The weather for our visit was terrible. Complete cloud cover, howling wind and rain. This obviously has a very negative effect on the experience. However, given that these events have been running for several years and that (we were soon told) the sky is only visible on average for one night in four, I would... More 

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county durham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Interesting and informative night. Dan and the rest of the team were really enthusiastic made the whole evening enjoyable. Sadly the weather was terrible so no stars to be seen. But we will definitely be going back until we see the stars.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We booked for the Aurora night on 23rd February. When driving there we were worried it would be cancelled as it was snowing very heavily, however the staff persevered and took us up to the observatory in groups in a Land Rover. Due to the weather we unfortunately did not get clear skies and it was too wet to open... More 

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