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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
Most recent review
- Apr 5, 2014
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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Bucknell, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I don't have a scientific background but really enjoyed the tour..very informative and interesting Disappointed that so few places open in Knighton however ..on a rainy Sunday in late October. Best take a packed lunch...Forget the Offa's Dyke Centre....".closed for lunch/back soon" said the sign. All credit to the centre for being open off season.

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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Informative and interesting couple of hours. Not to be missed on a visit to Mid-Wales. Great but strenuous walk up from the town with outstanding views.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We visited the NEO centre recently while staying in the area. We did call up first, and were nearly put off by the lady who answered the phone who said it may be too much for our 8 year old - too complicated! We decided to give it a try regardless as our son is very well behaved. So glad... More

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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I visited the Spaceguard Centre this week out of curiosity for the work that takes place there. I was amazed at just how much value and enjoyment I got from the 90 minute interactive tour. The work that goes on there is phenomenal and the people who run the centre are dedicated and very enthusiastic about there work. This is... More

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