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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
01547 520247
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Knighton
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Landmarks
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English first
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
54 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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
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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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