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The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory

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Address: Llanshay Lane, Knighton LD7 1LW, Wales
Phone Number: 01547 520247
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Road to Centre is a bit rough-and-ready,(particularly by motorbike), but the tour was great. I’m sure this guy must do plenty of these tours, but he still sounds interested in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ianstubbs
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Road to Centre is a bit rough-and-ready,(particularly by motorbike), but the tour was great. I’m sure this guy must do plenty of these tours, but he still sounds interested in doing it. Dry sense of humour, and well presented. Highlight of my visit to this area. If you are in this area, just do it, it’s different and informative….. it... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good guide explained everything so we could understand all the technical jargon,well worth another visit

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1 Thank Judith M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I went to Spaceguard in midwinter with snow on the ground. It was spectacular and the people there are very helpful

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Thank Ruth R
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We were a couple on our own but this didn't make our experience any the less for it. Mr Tate was very informative to two people who had no idea about asteroids and comets, other than what we learned at school many years ago. He was a great guide and we came away with all our questions answered and being... More 

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Cambs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We visited this because I had heard about it on The One show and it was raining. The tour lasts about one and a half hours and Jake the director does make it interesting. The journey up to it is a bit of a trek but certainly worthwhile. We were only 2 which was lucky for us but I think... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We received a wealth of information about planets, comets and asteroids from our "guide" Jay Tate who is clearly passionate and knowledgable about these subjects. We found it very interesting and recommend a tour if you are staying in the area as we were

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

90 minute tour with Jay Tate who will fascinate you with facts, samples of meteorites, display screens tracking NEOs, a mini-planitarium and a good look at the main telescope. My teens (13 & 15) enjoyed the tour, as did my mother-in-law (in her 80s). Find out about "Project Drax" (named after the Bond villain), a charity which is funding the... More 

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Wem, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a good time. Did not know what to expect, The tour and the talk where very interesting. Will hopefully go back when the new telescope they recieved from Cambridge is up an running. The funding from visits and donations go towards this. I came away knowing alot more. I arrived early giving me a chance to admire the views,... More 

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Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The observatory is small and is run by a couple. The tour guide, Jay, was very informative and clearly passionate about the subject. My husband and I have different levels of knowledge about space but both found it very interesting. The tour is all indoors so good for a wet weather day, although you need to book the tours in... More 

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Newport, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

During the hour and a half tour your will be shown around by the director/proprietor Jay Tate. He's a knowledgable geek who will explain the difference between a planet and a star, a comet, an asteroid and a meteor. He will explain the work they do spotting near earth objects, identifying those that are a risk to the earth, and... More 

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