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All reviewsspaceguard centreinteresting visithour and a halfwealth of informationgreat tourexplained everythingquestions were answeredsolar systemup to datewell worth a visitsat navoutstanding viewsdown to earthrun by volunteerssteep hillsurrounding countrysideguided tour
Highly interesting visit with a very knowledgeable guide, Director Jonathan (Jay) Tate. The subject of near earth objects is fascinating and the search, monitoring and solutions are fascinating.
Strongly recommend a visit.
Thank Andy B
J R T, Manager at The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
Thanks for your review. It's actually the "Spaceguard Centre", a name first used by Arthur C Clarke in his novel "Rendezous with Rama".
Spotted a leaflet for this place in a hotel. Never heard of it before but as a bit of a nerd about these things, I thought it would be worth a go. Rang on our way there to check availability and had no problem getting...More
Read about this in a brochure at our accomodation in Rhayader, so booked for the 2pm. Only took about an hours drive. The volunteers were working on the second dome with their new bigger telescope, so this kept us occupied as we were early. Jay...More
We rang up to see if there were any places available on the morning tour ,the lady said yes just come along for 10.30 it is a hardcore road up to the centre but it is worth it . Jay our tour guide made it...More
I was told about this, but wasn’t sure wether I would find it interesting or understand!!
Both proved to be unfounded ( although I only understood some)
Well worth a visit although a little different to find well explained and more valid than space craft,...More
Very interesting and informative tour but there was no time to look or read the many exhibits that were all around the rooms. Unlike some reviews all my many questions were answered fully and in simple terms. However there is no opportunity to look around...More
You can spend a short amount of time or a full day here. The cafe/restaurant is great with good food and friendly service. Some exhibitions are free and some require payment. Both are very good. All staff are friendly, helpful and approachable. In a great...More
Thank Rossco J
J R T, Manager at The Spaceguard Centre & Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018
I'm afraid that you have the wrong place here! Sadly we're not free, and we have no cafe on site!
The Spaceguard Centre
Didn't really know what to expect at all (my partner arranged it)but wow I was blown away by what this guy has achieved and it's all self funded. The tour was really concise and educational not too technical so that at the layperson like me...More
The spaceguard centre is an observatory for monitoring asteroids, comets and the like that may at some point cross the earth's orbit and present a hazard. It appears to be an entirely self funded project and runs on visitors admissions and donations. It is however...More
We hadn't known this place existed until we visited Knighton and chose to go on a rainy morning. They have tours at set times but it is a working observatory and not a "tourist attraction" as such. If you are interested in things to do...More