Crowdfunding campaign launched for new wind turbine

We’re putting our energy into this campaign...


Kielder Observatory needs a new wind turbine!

As we reach our 15th year as an outreach observatory, our fantastic site has faced all the elements, and it's taken its toll on our wind turbine. We are completely off-grid with our energy supply, and we rely on a wind turbine to help keep the observatory running- it is invaluable to our organisation.

That's why we're crowdfunding to raise over £30,000 to buy a new one.

Our new wind turbine will help us deliver over 700 events every year, improve the work we do and engage more people with the dark skies and provide memorable moments. It will enable us to continue to provide the best experience for visitors, ensuring they get the opportunity to explore the Dark Skies above Northumberland, reaching new audiences to give them their own 'Kielder Moment'.

Being based in Kielder Forest, we want to minimise any environmental impact- our wind turbine allows us to do this. It means we use a renewable energy source as well as having minimal impact on the amazing wildlife and landscape we are surrounded by. Without it, we would need to install a power supply which would cause disruption to the area. This will keep our energy costs low and we can invest our money into engaging more people with astronomy.

We pride ourselves on offering visitors the best experience we can, and we hope that those who have made the trip to us in the past, will help us sustain our observatory for the future. 

Any pledge towards our target is much appreciated and we know not everyone is able to donate at this time. You can donate as little as £2 via our project page, and if you're not able to do that but do wish to support our campaign, then you can share our page on social media and encourage your friends and family to do the same! 

Thank you for your ongoing support, and fingers crossed we hit our target! 

You can donate now via our Spacehive Project Page :