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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

Address: Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
Phone Number: 01547 520247
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Knighton
Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums
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Type: Observatories & planetariums, Museums

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286 reviews 286 reviews
18 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is not often that you can be treated to a detailed guided tour from a true expert with absolute passion for his cause. And when you leave you feel totally compelled to make a donation that is worth every penny. Remarkable that our government do not feel it as necessary to support such an important issue.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

On wet miserable Sunday, my wife and two younger children paid the centre a visit. Off the beaten track, but easy to find, we were treated to an extraordinary talk by Jay. His knowledge and enthusiasm certainly made a dull day a lot brighter. They need more visitors to help fund this place and get their new telescope up and... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

been trying to get to the centre for ages and finally managed it. Well worth a visit, as others have said Jay is so knowledgeable. I hope they get the new telescope installed soon and look forward to another visit then.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Being on a remote hill in the middle of nowhere it is not that easy to find, however it is well worth finding. Your taken on a tour by the Director himself who is clearly an expert on his subject, he explains complex subjects in a very easy to understand way, takes you through their work and future plans, well... More 

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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A really concise and practical insight into the threat posed by near earth objects and a look into the work done by enthusiasts and professionals to locate and track these objects. It gave a rare mix of feelings from fear of the unknown to relief that some bodies, albeit underfunded are prepared to take on these threats. Pitched at a... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
66 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This privately owned space observatory concentrated on detecting near earth objects. It has nothing to do with star gazing, which is great because you can visit in in the daytime and enjoy a well explained fascinating and educational explanation of what Near Earth Object are and why they matter. I can't praise the owner enough for his clear explanations and... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Strongly recommend this visit to people who have an intelligent interest in our Solar System. Jay Tate is so knowledgeable and a great communicator. Please ignore those defamatory remarks of an earlier reviewer.

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14 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Interesting if you are into space and find astromony fascinating, get a great tour by someone who is obviously passionate about the subject. great countryside views from the external veiwing area.

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I didn't even know there was a space observatory at Knighton until I went on a trip arranged for our local guides. This was a most rewarding experience as I enjoy listening to technical experts and Jay Tate certainly provides a polished presentation about how planets are formed and are then battered by asteroids. With a planaterium to show the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I booked with the Spacecentre for Valentines weekend as a treat for my Partner who loves all things space related! I booked in for a private evening tour and it was definetley worth it!. We were greeted by Ann Tate - a lovely lady and who clearly is as passionate about the centre as her Husband John. During the tour... More 

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