Specialist Events

Overview

Overview

After the increase in awareness amongst the public for all things astronomical, it's apparent that stargazing at home is on the rise.  However, it can be daunting... Telescope or binoculars?  What is a star?  What is a light year?  How do I use star charts?  There's so much to consider, so where do you start? Well fear not, our experienced team of astronomers are here to help get you started with the basics. 

Introduction to Astronomy events are suitable for all ages and designed to inspire with interactive learning experiences including introduction to the usage of telescopes, why we use them, how they work and a little of the history of discoveries thanks to these instruments.

Our Relaxed Astronomy events are designed specifically for those that may need a calmer and more flexible environment in which to learn. 

These events are held once a month and will inspire you in a safe, relaxed and unrestricted environment with quieter shows, smaller groups (max of 20 guests), safe clapping and a choice on how you choose to experience the wonders of the universe. Our red lighting will always remain on as you move around the building, brighter interior white lighting may be used in some of the rooms, our trained staff will be on hand to guide you around every aspect of your visit. 

Physics in the Forest events take place in our state-of-the-art Gillian Dickinson Astro-Imaging Observatory and are designed for the guest that wants to learn that little bit more.

Our team of academic astronomers will engage and stimulate your understanding of some complex concepts, and if it's clear we'll pop outside to the viewing deck to do a bit of observing of the dark skies. Observations depend on the weather of course, and if observing isn't possible our science team have a well-rehearsed bad weather programme involving extra science talks and Q&A.

 

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

Access information

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.

Road directions

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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Dates & times for Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events, Kielder

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Monday01/06/2020Friday30/04/2021

Introduction to Astronomy events take place each Wednesday from 5 to 7pm,

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

Car parking available at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Car parking available
Online booking at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Book online www.kielderobservatory.org/events
Event venue at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Event venue Events must be booked in advance
Open all year at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Open all year
 at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Ticket booking essential
Guided Tours at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Guided Tours
Toilet Facilities at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Toilet facilities
Car parking available at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Car parking available
Online booking at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Book online www.kielderobservatory.org/events
Event venue at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Event venue Events must be booked in advance
Open all year at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Open all year
 at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Ticket booking essential
Guided Tours at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Guided Tours
Toilet Facilities at Kielder Observatory - Specialist Events Talk/Lecture Event Toilet facilities
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URL: www.kielderobservatory.org

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