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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
Disclaimer: my visit was in March 2017, not August as stated (sorry). Booked in advance with hopes of seeing the northern lights but alas it was very cloudy and raining heavily. However I was SO impressed with the staff and activities that we did instead....More
Went there in the hope of learning more, but it was shut and no information was forthcomming. Disappointed as I'm sure it is good but there must be more to it than just dark skies. Will try to plan better next time if possible.
I loved this place. The volunteers and staff were very helpful/friendly/funny and knowledgeable.
Was worried about going in winter as poor vision and weather. Picked a perfect night in the summer but it never got truly dark. Made mandatory Uranus jokes 🙌🏻.
Saw Saturn, Jupiter...More
Our evening at the Observatory in the Kielder Forest started with a 2 mile drive up a gravel road through the forest! Wow quite an adventure. On arrival we were greeted by the team of about 8 and the most amazing views of Kielder and...More
Truly wonderful experience! To think it is on my old family doorstep - visiting from South Africa, where I now live, I found it awe-inspiring. The team was knowledgeable and friendly, happy to answer questions. More importantly, they were enthusiastic! And seemed to love what...More
This was a wonderful experience. The staff were so knowledgeable and approachable. They explained everything and the information was user-friendly. The weather was kind to us and we saw a lot. we would recommend this visit thoroughly. We would really like to go again.
What an absolutely fantastic experience. The skies were not in our favour sadly, however the staff were great and made the night interesting regardless. We were able to see Jupiter and its four moons through the telescope despite the skies being cloudy, this itself was...More
Went for a birthday weekend, unfortunately the weather was cloudy and we didn’t get to see any stars! However the staff there were great. Very informative and great at explaining things, our 7 year old grandson enjoyed it as well. Would really recommend it and...More
Me and my girlfriend attended the observatory twice in 5 days and loved every minute of the experience!
Our first night was a small group spent with the founder Gary Fildes. He explained his journey to building the observatory and we were able to observe...More
There are probably 3 useful things to know about a visit to the observatory.
1. It's wise to wrap up warm even when it's been really warm, it's still cold there at night.
2. Assume you'll have a cloudy sky and anything else is a...More
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
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 and chatted to the other participants. Hope you enjoy your event.