Kielder Observatory is an astronomical attraction at Kielder Water & Forest Park run by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Please visit www.kielderobservatory.org for all event bookings.
Comets, the most awesome sight in the skies... what are they and where do they come from? Join our team of astronomers learning all about these celestial wanderers, and observe some through our amazing telescopes.
At any one time, up to 20+ comets can be visible in larger telescopes over the UK, and on this amazing night, we'll endeavour to show you just a few. With new comets beign discovered all the time, a new Hale-Bopp could even be in the skies.
Our comet nights, are tied in with the imminent landing of the European Space Agency spacecraft Philae on to the surface of a comet, we'll tell you all about the mission, which is regarded as the most audacious since the manned Moon landings.
We'll tell you all about the Rosetta spacecraft, let you hold an actual component of a European Space Agency spacecraft, as well as a range of meteorites, whilst explaining the key differences between asteroids and comets.
If you have never seen a comet before, then you've missed out on what is truly a wonder of the night sky. We'll also take you on an epic tour through the Universe, and answer any and all questions from the simplest to the most complex.
|Amazing Comets takes place at...|
|Kielder Observatory, Kielder (Science and Technology)|
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