Kielder Water & Forest Park | Kielder | Northumberland | NE48 1ER
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All year round - a star gazing and astronomy heaven! The Park enjoys the darkest night skies in England, thanks to minimal light pollution. Winter nights are darkest and best for viewing deep sky objects such as galaxies while in summer you can view the beautiful Milky Way, passing comets, shooting stars and see the Sun's surface using our incredible telescope.
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Book onto an event to enjoy the full Observatory experience and use the large telescopes supervised by astronomers from Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society (KOAS). Those wishing to enjoy the panoramic views from the Observatory during the day (when the facility is closed) can park in the car park for Skyspace and walk up the hill (50 minutes).
KOAS hosts around 150 events a year from open days and interactive shows to observing nights and lectures. Go to the events page for info. Click here to book onto an event or pop into one of the main visitor centre onsite to ask when the next event is.
We are in the process of bidding for Dark Sky Park status (alongside Northumberland National Park who is seeking Dark Sky Reserve status).