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Kielder Observatory

Black Fell, Kielder, England
+44 191 265 5510
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Brilliant Night!

Had a fantastic night at the observatory, knowledgeable and friendly staff, fantastic equipment and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claire T
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Saturn

Great place to visit with enthusiastic and knowledgeable hosts. Amazing night sky. Wrap up well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jimmyc1966
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Southampton, England
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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 cosmos. With a superb array of telescopes and instrumentation to explore the depths of space. Expert tuition awaits the visitors who come along and take part in our featured events, sit in complete comfort in our classroom next to the log burning fire and let us take you on a tour of the universe.
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Black Fell, Kielder, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fantastic night at the observatory, knowledgeable and friendly staff, fantastic equipment and set up, and we had the best clear skies I've seen for a while! Managed to get amazing pics of the moon on my phone through the telescope, see Saturn and...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit with enthusiastic and knowledgeable hosts. Amazing night sky. Wrap up well though, the hot chocolate was very much needed.

Thank jimmyc1966
johnh19552016, General Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review Jimmy and hope that we can welcome you back as the conditions get better and better over the next few months !

Reviewed 3 days ago

Only got tickets at the last minute thanks to a couple in our b&b having two spare - so thanks to them. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Lots of meteor activity seen when the sky cleared. Amazing views of the moon through the telescope.Very cold so...More

Thank jannareid51
johnh19552016, General Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review and delighted that you could join us at short notice on such a special night of the year. Hope to see you back again when you visit Kielder again and future events are all listed on our website.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Kelder Observatory was highly recommended to me and tthe reviews i'd read backed this up. I thought it would be a great opportunity for my kids. Concerend they are a little on the older side. I contacted the observatory before I booked, they informed me...More

Thank Eve179
johnh19552016, General Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you or taking the time to give us specific feedback which we will go through in detail with the team. It is unfortunate that we had a problem with one of the tower doors for which I apologise which was rectified the next day...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

very passionate bunch of guides helping us to observe; they all obviously knew their way around the night sky. luckily we had clear skies, however even if it is cloudy there is plenty to do, i.e presentations on the aurora and aliens! given the chance,...More

Thank olivermorgan2000
johnh19552016, General Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback Oliver and we are delighted that you had such a good night. You will have seen that we are currently building an additional observatory which will be specifically geared up for astro imaging and we hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

visisted on the 6th august, complete washout, seen nothing, but thats the good old british weather talk at the beginning was informative, very inteligant - but ALOT of mention of the big bang as if it was fact? didn't enjoy that part. Dan who showed...More

Thank peter b
johnh19552016, General Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Peter which we will take on board and discuss with the team. I am only sorry that you didn't have better conditions and hope to welcome you back again. We will have an additional observatory open early next year and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the weather being naff so I couldn't look through telescopes I had a lovely time. We watched and listened to a few presentations and got to look at different software to track stars ( suns ) and look round. It was good to see...More

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johnh19552016, General Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback and delighted that you had such a good night despite the poor conditions. I will also gladly give Dan your feedback and we hope to welcome you back again soon particularly as we will have an additional observatory open early...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the observatory for the Aurora night. We knew at the time of booking that chances of actually seeing the Aurora on the evening would be virtually none existent. However the talk about the Aurora was second to none, pitched at the right level...More

Thank Hallamri
johnh19552016, General Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your great feedback and delighted that you had such a good night. Its a long way from St Ives ( ! ) but we hope that we can welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to see the stars and planets. All staff are highly qualified and explain the basics in laymen terms. We saw Saturn with it's beautiful rings, Jupiter and it's moons, not to mention a beautiful Moon rise! Just one word of warning -...More

Thank ZebJaved
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definately a must for a entertaining evening at a reasonable cost when visiting kielder. My partner loves space so this was right up his street for his birthday. We were unfortunate to visit on a partly cloudy night but the team still managed to get...More

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Ctaylor002
April 22, 2017|
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Response from weekenderinthesun | Reviewed this property |
There's a very good small observatory at Battlesteads hotel nearby, or check out the dark skies website for national park events
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heathersimpson1953
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Aileen N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I bought our tickets on line, very straightforward process - we also stayed at a B&B in Kielder Village which was a very short drive from the observatory.
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513gemma
January 4, 2017|
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Response from Lorraine H | Reviewed this property |
No sorry but on one visit we had the sky was not clear although dark and the staff keep you entertained with presentations and they are happy to show you around all equipment.
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