Most Fridays and Saturdays in the late slot (approx. midnight-3am, please check website for times) we run our premium weekend events. These are similar to our main evening events but have a reduced number of guests to ensure you enjoy the maximum time at the various telescopes and have an intimate event with our most experienced astronomers.
Join us for a special evening of talks and all your astronomy questions will be answered, then, if the skies are clear, we’ll be taking a good look at the beautiful sights of the cosmos, if not we have the technology to bring it alive. Of these two events, Late Night Dark Skies is timed near to the new moon when the sky is at its darkest and this is the only event where there is a 30% discount on a future booking if you are unable to observe as well as a free Kielder mug!
Tickets must be booked in advance and we often sell out early, so please check our website for availability and to book: https://kielderobservatory.org/our-events
The observatory is all level or ramped apart from one of our turrets which has six steps. Those with limited mobility can be dropped off at the main entrance before the car is parked. A torch is recommended for the walk to the car park (approx 80 metres). There is an accessible unisex toilet on site.
Sat-nav users beware, the observatory does not have a postcode.
Coming northbound from Bellingham the turn off for the observatory is about 1/2 mile before Kielder Village (NE48 1ER), the track is clearly marked with a brown road tourism sign labelled "Kielder Skyspace and Observatory".
Southbound from Scotland drive straight past Kielder Village (NE48 1ER) then the turn off for the observatory is about 1/2 mile after the village, the track is clearly marked with a brown road tourism sign labelled "Kielder Skyspace and Observatory".
The track will be opened to vehicles 1 hr before the event starts and it is a further 2 miles through the forest to the observatory visitor car park. If the track is not open when you arrive please wait for a staff member to arrive, the track is suitable for most vehicles but do not exceed 15mph. Disabled visitors may park beside the observatory building. We have no waiting area so if you arrive early please wait in the decking area or in your vehicle.
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