In response to feedback from guests we have started an exciting new programme of events called “Physics in the Forest". These late night events take place in our new state-of-the-art Gillian Dickinson Astro-Imaging Academy and are designed for the guest that wants to learn that little bit more.
Our academic astronomers will engage and stimulate your understanding of some complex concepts, and there is still some good old observing included on clear nights. Another specialist event we run is Astro Photography once a month on a Sunday for those who want to learn more about taking photographs of the night sky.
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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