Latest News

Lots of exciting things are happening at Kielder Observatory, use this page to browse the latest stories. We’ll have updates on the events we run, fantastic images our team have taken up at the observatory and occasionally science updates that our team would like to share!


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From STEM to stars!

The restoration of an historical telescope will form the centrepiece of a project to inspire thousands of school children to reach for the stars and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

New podcast series from Kielder Observatory - tune in every month! We'll be covering topics from cosmology, exoplanets, immersive tech, space situational awareness and much much more. Listen and subscribe! 

New radio telescope

Kielder Observatory is excited to announce we've submitted plans for a fantastic new telescope onsite.

Click here to read more about how Kielder Observatory is brinign cutting edge technology to the depths of Kielder forest.


Poof! ‘Planet’ disappears from astronomers’ sight. Did it even exist?.

It's the moment that our guests experience when they look up at the glittering skies and something clicks into place - a realisation that we are all completely connected to this vast cosmos and utterly unique within it.

Update regarding current coronavirus measures for events at the observatory

Observe experiment archive

Artist Helen McGhie (in partnership with Kielder Observatory) has produced work for the photography exhibit "Observe, Experiment, Archive" at Sunderland Museum, staff member Natasha Lund visits the exhibition to take a closer look.

Take an adventure into the unknown at the remarkable Kielder Observatory attraction in beautiful Northumberland

We recently collaborated with myhotelbreak when they visited us here at the Kielder Observatory. Find out what they discovered in this guest blog edition.