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Kielder Observatory

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Great evening with very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and inspiring astronomers

Finally got around to taking up my sister-in-law's birthday present of a trip to this small... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rob_Anderson_UK
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Bedford, United Kingdom
A cold clear night full of wonder

It was freezing and the moisture on our tent had already frozen and our breath danced on the air... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott W
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Black Fell, Kielder NE48 1EJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Finally got around to taking up my sister-in-law's birthday present of a trip to this small observatory in the accredited Dark Sky area of Northumberland, and it was well worth it. The theme of the first talk was the Aurora or Northern Lights which was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rob_Anderson_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was freezing and the moisture on our tent had already frozen and our breath danced on the air. It was dark drive from the campsite on winding roads through the forests of Kielder and eventually being greeted by an astronomer welcoming us for our...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately it was a cloudy night so we couldn't use the telescopes but the enthusiastic presenters made up for it with knowledgeable and informative talks and illustrations. A truly inspiring night. A must for another visit and hopefully a clear night.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The night was not quite what was expected, attending the aurora night we were expecting to see stars etc. However due to the weather conditions it was not possible. As an alternative there were various demos, talks and exhibits to see. Although not what was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the location early and were greeted with heavy snow. as we sat in the car waiting to go into the late night dark skies event, we were a little disappointed with the weather conditions. However when we went in the team were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Philip D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a family astronomy event. Even though it was light we got to see spots on the sun & bright stars. The guys there were great, they made it interesting & informative & the kids (& us!) were engaged. Very small criticism -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was always going to be a risk booking to visit at Easter. After a few sunny clear days we were unlucky in having a cloudy evening. However the event was still interesting and we all enjoyed it. The guides are passionate and knowledgeable on their...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went up to the observatory for the space kids two hour session and had an amazing time! The staff were knowledgeable without being too techie and really good with the children. The programme had a good balance between enough information and things to do,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank UKCemj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really interesting and informative night here; there was some light cloud so we couldn't see the full glory of a Kielder dark sky, however the full moon looked stunning through the telescope. There are extra talks for cloudy evenings and all the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Salli77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a family trip and the whole evening was really engaging. Listening to people who love their specialist field really brings space alive. All the better that they can get children looking through the big space telescopes whilst daylight to see stars and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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jesjaspers
May 4, 2019|
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Response from Fergloon | Reviewed this property |
It is but you’ll have a 2 mike hike up through the forest ... be a nice walk tho
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Hantastic5
January 17, 2018|
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Response from tweettub63 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you wont feel out on a limb as there is usually loads going on at the event. We had many single people at our event and they seemed to enjoy all the activities , they just joined in all they different activities... More
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Ellewelly
December 27, 2017|
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Response from malj426 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure we never saw any dogs. Best call and check. As it's usually late evening I suspect it may be a no Hope that helps
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