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.
Come and experience an unforgettable night of deep sky astronomy under some of the darkest skies on the planet!
Our deep sky events are aimed at showing you as many of the incredible faint galaxies, clusters and nebula as well as comets and other denizens of the outer solar system through our powerful telescopes.
When you arrive you'll receive a short introduction to the night's planned observing schedule (to which suggestions would be gladly received) and receive tuition on how to use the telescopes so to maximise your experience. Our expert volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions and no previous experience is necessary!
Let us be your guides around the night sky, we'll give you a tour from our observatory viewing platform pointing constellations and giving tips on how you yourself can find all sorts of objects. Then we will take you to the far reaches of the Universe to show you some truly remarkable objects.
Seeing globular clusters for the first time is something most people never forget. The myriad of stars in a tight ball lighting up the sky, whilst the faint wisps of nebula which come to life in our large telescopes, are something you'll want to see again and again.
|Deep Sky Observing takes place at...|
|Kielder Observatory, Kielder (Science and Technology)|