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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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An amazing evening!

The success of the evening was due to the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff and volunteers at the Observatory. Even before it was quite dark, we were able to use the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The success of the evening was due to the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff and volunteers at the Observatory. Even before it was quite dark, we were able to use the telescope to see Venus through the clouds. Then, as it became darker, the clouds cleared and we looked at Jupiter, with its rings and moons. We saw galaxies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The success of a visit to an observatory will always be at the mercy of the weather, yet despite visiting during a night of unrelenting cloud (our group didn’t glimpse even one thing through a telescope) I can wholeheartedly recommend the Kielder Observatory. A unique place from which to make the most of Europe’s largest expanse of protected dark skies,... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What an amazing place, this was our second visit and we kind of expected to be told all the things we had been told the first time, how wrong we were. The staff and volunteers are so passionate about the whole thing and it comes over in bucket loads leaving you wanting to hear more and more. We were lucky... More 

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Hull uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited and had a great clear night, i was amazed at what we saw through the telescopes on the night. The staff were great and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic My only advice is to wrap up as obviously the nights can get quite cold.

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county durham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm going to stay by saying WOW! Thank you so much to all of the staff and volunteers for a absolutely brilliant night. We visited the late night Aurora night on the 4th April. During the day on our drive up to Northumberland, the sky was full of thick cloud and continued into the early evening before our drive up... More 

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have recently visited the Observatory on two separate events: Late Night Aurora and A Universe Full Of Stars. We booked both events way in advance and they were well worth the wait. Both events were fab, the staff and volunteers are all amazingly enthusiastic with great knowledge of their subject and a real genuine passion for what they are... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you have any interest in astronomy make sure you pay this place a visit. The astrophysicists that host it are really welcoming and give out loads of really interesting facts about the observatory and the rest of the universe too. You get to look through the various telescopes at different planets, stars etc with lots of facts throughout the... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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Northop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was my second visit to the Observatory, the first time being last summer with some of my family. This time I went with a fairly large group of friends. I would firstly like to the the Staff and Volunteers for putting up with our noisy group. They did settle down and I'm sure if you recall they were indeed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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