Meet The Team

Kielder Observatory wouldn’t be what it is today without its expert, enthusiastic team. Due to continued success we are happy to say the team is getting bigger as we bring more talent on board, please take a look below to see everyone’s profiles. You’ll probably recognise some of us during your visit to the Observatory! In addition to the permanent team, we are grateful to our large team of volunteers and our casual staff who support our work. 


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Adam Shore

Science Communication and Education Lead

Finance Assistant

Dan Monk

Director - Gillian Dickinson Astro-Imaging Academy

Dan Pye

Director of Astronomy and Science Communication

Ellie Macdonald

Science Communication and Science Lead

Gregoire Mahaut

Science Communication and Facilities Lead

Guy Haveron

Science Communication

Hannah Matterson

Operations and Marketing Director

Comms and Events Administrator and Arts Lead

Ishbel Carlyle

Science Communication

Leigh Venus CEO

Chief Executive

Liam Reid

Science Communication

Rosie Braunholtz

Science Communication