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Kielder Observatory

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Address: Black Fell, Kielder, England
Phone Number: +44 191 265 5510
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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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Enjoyable early evening visit

We visited the observatory for an early evening talk. Obviously too light to see any stars and a bit cloudy anyway but the guys at the observatory did a great job of engaging with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the observatory for an early evening talk. Obviously too light to see any stars and a bit cloudy anyway but the guys at the observatory did a great job of engaging with everyone and sharing their enthusiasm. Would like to visit again at night time.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were unlucky and the clouds prevented us seeing Saturn, which was disappointing, but such is the hobby of Astronomy! The 3 guys worked hard to make the evening enjoyable and entertaining regardless, they had a lot of passion, knowledge and enthusiasm. I don't have kids but the guy who just completed his degree was fantastic with them. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We attended the Aurora Event, despite it being a very cloudy evening we were still able to see the Moon and Saturn which was an amazing experience. Staff and volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable, very welcoming. Already looking to plan another visit hopefully have better luck with the weather.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I booked the Deep Space and planets event for my boyfriend's birthday on 25th July. We were worried that the cloudy night sky would prevent us from seeing anything but it started clearing up at about 1.30am so we got a good hour or so of clear sky. Staff and volunteers all very friendly and knowledgable. Lad who started the... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We attended for the Aurora Event. It was an engaging evening. The team are enthusiastic and fun. Their explanations are factual and easy and understand. We were lucky to have clear evening and looked through both telescopes and also just to sit outside stargazing. It was a wonderful evening and the time passed too quickly! We are already planning our... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took my daughter as a 16th birthday treat. thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Staff were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The information was explained clearly and in a language understandable to all..Fantastic views of Saturn, comfy chairs and blankets provided for star gazing outside and hot drinks well priced. Remember to wear appropriate clothing as it can get chilly....All in all... More 

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Grasby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A fabulous evening which was clear, so we were able to star gaze both with and without telescopes. A good balance of information which was not too brain boggling, telescopes and turning domes, nebulae, galaxies, planets and hot chocolate. There were couples, teens, family and young children at the event, all of whom were entertained at a relevant pace. We... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Even though it was an overcast night so we weren't able to participate in any star gazing, we did have a great time at kielder observatory. The experience was made by the really helpful and enthusiastic staff, Dan and Hayden, and volunteer Sam, who gave us a tour of the observatory and the telescopes, and talked to us about astronomy.... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited the observatory but thanks to the British weather we weren't able to see through the telescopes, even so it was a fantastic visit with great information given by the observatory team. Hope to visit again in the near future and hopefully the weather will be kinder to us.

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited the Observatory last night naively hoping to see the Northern lights, alas that didn't happen, instead my eyes were opened to a startling new universe, an amazing life changing experience, I always knew those planets etc were there but to witness that spectacular vision was not what I expected. The staff & volunteers were equally amazing and inspiring, a... More 

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Additional Information about Kielder Observatory

Address: Black Fell, Kielder, England
Phone Number: +44 191 265 5510
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Kielder
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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