What time to arriveThe Observatory opens ten minutes before the event begins. There is unfortunately no waiting area.
How to Get to Kielder Observatory:
From Hexham: Head along A69 towards Carlisle/Haltwhistle/Haydon Bridge/Acomb. Turn right onto A6079 towards Acomb/Chollerford/Bellingham/Rothbury, then left onto B6318. At the roundabout, turn onto B6320. Remain on B6320 until a right turn onto Shilling Pot approaching Kielder. Continue along Shilling Pot towards Kielder Village. At the signs towards Kielder Observatory and Skyspace, turn left up the track, drive 2 miles to the Observatory carpark. For a google map click here.
Driving times (as provided by Googlemaps):
Weather & refunds
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.All events go ahead when it's cloudy/rainy. If the roads are impassable due to snow then we will cancel and offer you a place on a different event. We will contact you by the number you've given us when you booked so make sure you're available on the day to take our call! We will also update the front page of our website, facebook page and we will tweet to let you know the event is cancelled. If you don’t hear from us, the event is ON! We only issue refunds if we have had to cancel the event.
What to Bring With You
ParkingParking is provided at the Observatory during events so please drive all the way up the track to the car park, which is 2 minutes walk from the Observatory building. The track will be open from 19:30 at the latest.