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Observatory Summer Landscape

Summertime astronomy at Kielder Observatory

Stargazing doesn't end just because the summer evenings do not get dark until late!  We have a whole host of events running at the observatory throughout June, July and August including observing our closest star the Sun through our special solar telescopes and our very first "Star-BQ". Its possible to view the moon through our telescopes during our popular late-afternoon family astronomy events and we have changed the times of our early evening events to make the most of the darker hours -- this summer the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will all be visible.  Come and enjoy amazing vistas across the Kielder reservoir, learn about the Universe in which we live and make the most of warm summer nights observing from our observation deck -- its an experience no trip to Kielder should be without!



Cosmology workshops this coming June!

What better way to spend a summer's afternoon than at the Kielder Observatory learning in detail about the beginning, life and end of the Universe!? The events will be expertly delivered by lecturer Fred Stevenson formerly of Durham University who has many years of teaching experience and will run on Sunday 8th June, Sunday 15th June and Sunday 22nd June.


Volunteers sought to work at the UK's premier public observatory

Would you consider working at the UKs number 1 observatory under the darkest skies in the UK? Well, maybe you haven't but you could...We are looking for volunteers with an interest in astronomy and or tourism to come and help out as a volunteer at the observatory. You need no experience, just friendly and willing to learn, drop us an e mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and start an exciting new venture under the stars.

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