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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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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 bringing cutting edge technology to the depths of Kielder forest.


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

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.

False Colour image of The Bubble Nebula. Image Credit: Hubble/NASA

As the Hubble Space Telescope fast approaches its 29th Birthday, it is a good time to review one of our favourite images from the past few years.