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Family Astronomy at Kielder Observatory

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Inspire an interest in astronomy when you join the family astronomy nights at Kielder Observatory during the winter months, up to 25th March 2020.

Taking place at

Kielder Water & Forest Park Kielder, Northumberland NE48 1ER

Contact details

Tel: 01434 250209

Family Astronomy at Kielder Observatory details...

Open 8 Jan - 25 Mar

One of the great places to go in Northumberland is the Observatory at Kielder Water where you will discover one of the darkest skies in the whole of Britain. If you have kids who have a yearning to find out more about the stars and astronomy, then book places for the Introduction to Astronomy evenings held throughout the winter when the Universe will be revealed!

The team of Astronomers at Kielder Observatory will help you get started with the basics. Suitable for the whole family, these events are designed to inspire people of all ages, with a fun and interactive learning experience. Sessions include how to navigate the constellations, phases of the Moon, the Solar System, meteorites and telescope workshops.

There will be a series of short and snappy sessions to cover the basics with information guides to take away with you.

The sessions take place on Wednesdays and start at 5pm closing around 7pm. See the website for dates from 8th January 2020 until 25th March. Book early for this very popular event, get out the calendar and choose your date to discover the what’s out there in the crystal clear winter skies. Tickets are adults £15 and children under 16 years £8, family tickets are £10 per person.

For more information and booking see https://kielderobservatory.org/our-events



This event is taking place at...

Kielder Water & Forest Park


Have a fun filled day out at Kielder Water & Forest Park with so much to see and do, an observatory, animals and the brand new Sill visitor centre.


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