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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
01547 520247
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Knighton
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
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- Sep 8, 2014
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Although I have not been to the Centre yet I did note the negative comments regarding children. I find it admirable that management don't pander to the annoying bratish behaviour of most children that is condoned by their parents. A hand grenade and machine gun seems an eminently effective way to deal with this!

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 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
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2 helpful votes 2 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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wales
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14 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
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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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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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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Fascinating tour and full of really interesting facts. No question was too silly to ask and we were made very welcome and treated to 90 minutes of information that made me just want to learn more! Well done for bringing this venture into the public domain and for sharing your knowledge enabling a better understanding of what is a fascinating... More

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cardiff, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I found this tour really interesting and informative. I walked away having learnt a few things and at the same time had a great time in doing so. I feel it is well worth the visit and the fee for the tour and anyone can find the spaceguard centre fascinating.

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wales
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Booked an evening tour for my husbands birthday. A terrible, rainy/windy/foggy night, but managed to find it - bit of an adventure on the narrow lanes, but arrived safely to be met by a lovely couple. The tour lasted just under two hours and was full on information on meterorites/comets/asteroids and what the station did and are hoping to achieve.... More

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Bucknell, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Even for those who wouldn't class themselves "scientific" this is a very interesting tour. All about asteroids and comets plus other stuff. Some very interesting stuff to look at plus the building of a new dome. You need to check tour times. Good parking but a bit of a hike if you walk up from the town. But well worth... More

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