Guests Moon and VenusKielder Observatory is a charity with the aim of public outreach in the sciences of astronomy and cosmology. We operate an observatory in Kielder, Northumberland which is open to the general public and we run over 700 events each year. We are one of the longest running public observatories in the country and have fantastic equipment available for visitors to use to experience the wonder of dark skies for themselves. We have a team of science communicators and support staff who run our events and outreach work as well as a fantastic team of volunteers and we are almost completely supported by our tickets sales and services we offer to local schools and groups.

Our belief is that everyone everywhere should have the opportunity experience a night sky free of light pollution and learn interactively about the universe. In addition to our events at the observatory, we also tour local schools with our inflatable planetarium and fun science lessons and do talks at places such as community groups, hospitals, prisons and scout centres. By remembering us in your will you will contribute directly to our work to inspire, educate and entertain with the wonder of the cosmos and also remind people of the importance of dark skies.

Your gift, no matter what size, will be put to good use and will help secure our future as a public observatory. We are happy to direct the gift to specific areas if you would like, so that you can trust it reflects your interest and passions.

To add us to your will you will need our full charitable name and number:

Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society
Unit C Bewick, Prestwick Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9SJ
Registered charity number 1153570

If you are considering leaving us a gift in your will, feel free to get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your enquiry will be treated with sensitivity and confidentiality. All enquiries are obligation-free and we will never pressure you even if you change your mind. You can find impartial advice here or by speaking to your will-writer.