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Kielder Observatory

Open Now: 16:00 - 00:00
Open today: 16:00 - 00:00
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Booked the Aurora night, but didn't really think we would see it, and we didn't! But what we did... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
via mobile
Night visit

Visited this Tuesday was a bit cloudy but kept clearing to view a magical scene of stars and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+44 191 265 5510
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked the Aurora night, but didn't really think we would see it, and we didn't! But what we did see on a clear pitch black night, was more stars than I have ever seen in my 56 years, including Saturn, Mars, the milky way, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this Tuesday was a bit cloudy but kept clearing to view a magical scene of stars and galaxy's I would imagine on a clear night it would be even more spectacular the staff are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and manage to explain the intracasies...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow! Buckle up & prepare to be blown away & not necessarily by the weather! However, warm clothing IS very strongly advised as everything is outside & it can get very chilly. Only warmth is a log burner during pre-gazing talks & your...More

Thank saltea1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately nothing to see when we went. Although we did still learn a lot. The two guys were nice and very knowledgeable. Apart from the fact there was nothing to view, the real issue is the road to get there. I know this can’t be...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our informative and educational night here. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Well worth getting up and staying awake till the early morning. Will definitely return.

Thank Mike_JPL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended one of the organised nights at the observatory. It began with a 45 minute talk/lecture about the universe and the man leading the talk was a great presenter. We then had a choice of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and then broke into...More

Thank Cody13_12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately, cloud and rain meant there was no chance of seeing anything through the telescopes. But we still really enjoyed the evening. The talks were fascinating, the pictures amazing and the explanations clear although the scale and concepts are....challenging! We had a long drive there...More

Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We attended the Aurora Evening at the Observatory and were not disappointed. It was pitched at just the right level - we understood all of the science! The staff were brilliant at making this accessible to all, and explaining everything we were seeing through the...More

Thank jaynel0u
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Booked in January for a week away in August. Main concern was the weather and not being able to see the stars. We were lucky and saw Saturn and plenty of others. The staff were fantastic - knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a great time....More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Our visit to Kielder Observatory was a good one - we booked onto the Space Kids Event and was given a speech about stars, asteroids and meteorites - some great information given. Then we headed to the two big telescopes at the observatory. We had...More

Thank Eloise155
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Hannah H
18 January 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
27 December 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
dee s
25 December 2017|
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Response from yazandsteve | Reviewed this property |
We took loads of photos but definitely no flash as it will ruin the lighting.