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Kielder Observatory

Black Fell | One mile west of Kielder village., not known, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Observatory on a number of occasions and have enjoyed them all the staff and the place is just Fab I love it.just go.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited last night, when the cloud cover was impenetrable. Naturally we were a little disappointed as we knew we wouldn't be seeing stars, but Gary & Matt filled the three hours effortlessly with slideshows, chat, warmth and cocoa. This place is about far more than a clear night sky. It's a space of education, discussion, and contemplation. Not only... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What an amazing night, but wrap up warm!!! We made Keilder our first stop on a tour of the North East. We don't know much about the night sky, but I was hopeful of a clear night to see the masses of stars normal blocked by light pollution. I hadn't thought about a full moon giving too much light to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We booked an event for last 5th at 23:30. We arrived earlier and drived through the access track. Another car came downhill, so I moved left a bit. As the other car didn't show any intention to facilitate me to pass or even to stop, I have to move a bit more to the left, and my car got stuck... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Coming to visit Kielder was one of the main reasons we decided to visit Northumberland for our two week holiday. We'd booked in on an Aurora Night so had fingers and toes crossed for clear skies, which was looking promising on arrival. After a quick introduction, the group was spilt into three and we headed outside to make the most... More

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Fleet, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visited the Observatory for a star-gazing event on 8th Sept, being on holiday in Northumberland. There were about 25 people who initially listened to an introduction by one of the resident astronomers, and the group was then split in 2 to view the night sky through their 2 main telescopes. it was cloudy for an hour or so but... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

i visited the observatory on 6th september for a birthday present from my partner we were staying in fulston barns medieval romantic barn about 15 minute drive to the observatory the drive upto the observatory was amazing once you arrive and park up the observatory is not what you would expect an observatory to look like the night started with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I'm a trainee teacher and i heard some teachers talking in the staff room on placement about how good kielder observatory was and I thought 'sounds interesting I must go' and I booked this trip to kielder with my boyfriend- our first time visiting Northumberland. Neither of us are massively into astronomy and we don't know very much but we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place to see the stars if you have a clear sky. Topics are informative and engaging. The observatory design is amazing and unique.

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solihull
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We booked at short notice and were lucky to get a public viewing evening in July 2014. We were not sure what to expect. The drive up forest road for over a mile is something I did not enjoy in my new car. Think about leaving the car in the lower small car park by normal road. However plan a... More

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