A definite must-do! – review of kielder observatory, kielder, england – tripadvisor electricity nightcore lyrics

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I’m a trainee teacher and i heard some teachers talking in the staff room on placement about how good kielder observatory was and I thought ‘sounds interesting I must go’ and I booked this trip to kielder with my boyfriend- our first time visiting Northumberland. Neither of us are massively into astronomy and we don’t know very much but we love to learn new electricity prices over time things.

We weren’t sure what to expect, we got an Introduction to the observatory by Dan who was very passionate and enthusiastic about what he does-he just made me want to go out and buy a telescope! The building itself is very interesting and there are two main telescopes in the observatories and also a ‘chill out’ deck with some comfy chairs and blankets it just sit and gas yourself in car look at the stars. It’s really lovely.

Some of the facts that dan told us were mild blowing! I was soo engaged. Dan and one of the volunteers, Stephen, went into the observatories and showed us different things on the telescopes and explained what they were and how we know about them etc. We got to see the craters of… I’m a trainee teacher and i heard some teachers talking in the staff room on placement about how good kielder observatory was and I thought ‘sounds interesting I must go’ and I booked this trip to kielder with my boyfriend- our first time visiting Northumberland. Neither of us are massively into astronomy and we don’t know very much but we love to learn new things. We booked a couple of months ago and therefore were very worried that the sky wouldn’t be clear and we wouldn’t see anything. The moon was almost full and crazily bright which meant that we didn’t get a true dark sky but we still got to see loads. We weren’t sure what electricity symbols worksheet to expect, we got an Introduction to the observatory by Dan who was very passionate and enthusiastic about what he does-he just made me want to go out and buy a telescope! The building itself is very interesting and there are two main telescopes in the observatories and also a ‘chill out’ deck with some comfy chairs and blankets it just sit and look at the stars. It’s really lovely. Some of the gas city indiana facts that dan told us were mild blowing! I was soo engaged. Dan and one of the volunteers, Stephen, went into the observatories and showed us different things on the telescopes and explained what they were and how we know about them etc. We got to see the craters of the moon close up, double stars, globular clusters, nebulae etc- I didn’t know what most of these were until last night. Me and my boyfriend were so engaged that we ended up staying until midnight! Stephen was lovely and really helpful. There was a time where it was just gas after eating pasta me and my boyfriend in his observatory so he kept trying to find things with the telescope to show us. He found a comet which was quite faint but we still saw! Everyone was soo helpful and the facts were amazing. Thank you to dan and Stephen for being so interesting. Also there are hot drinks available and some astronomical themed snacks such as galaxy bars, milky ways, mars bars etc and you can buy your drinks in a kielder observatory themed mug- which everyone did pretty much before it’s for charity! I hope that when I have a class I can bring them here because it was so so so interesting and I think that everyone, especially children, should have a chance to experience it. Definitely come here! More Show less

We booked at short notice and were lucky to get a public viewing evening in July 2014. We were not sure what to expect. The drive up forest hp gas road for over a mile is something I did not enjoy in my new car. Think about leaving the car in the lower small car park by normal road. However plan a good half hour or more to walk up and It is total black in the dark. If you do drive up to the observatory do it slowly and you should be ok and there is parking at the top. Even in July it was cold la gas prices map and there are mosquitos that do bite so cover up. Despite what I have just said be ready for such a fantastic evening especially if you are lucky and the sky is clear. The staff are fantastic and most give their time for free. A strange building but comfortable and we could have a welcome coffee even without mains electricity. The talk given by the staff was just right. detailed but at a level everyone could understand. We arrived electricity and magnetism notes with cloud and thought we would not see anything. We were lucky that the cloud partially cleared around 11pm. we were so lucky to see anything but the moon was so incredible that I will never forget seeing it through the telescopes. so very lucky. just truly stunning. the staff stayed longer than usual so we could all have a good look. even if we had not had any clear sky I know we still would have had a great ecening with the staff and their knowledge and fun. I cant recommend this trip highly enough. fantastic. wpap up and risk the forest road and possible cloudy night and go for wd gaster battle it. if its a clear night you will NEVER forget it.

Kielder Observatory is situated in a very isolated spot up on a lonely hillside about 2-miles off the main road. We travelled for around 50-miles to get here from the Northumberland Coast and spent a little time seeing the lake as well. The weather was pretty miserable and small breaks in the cloud gave us hope but I felt that a disappointing night was ahead as far as the sky was concerned. Be aware that the drive up to the observatory is very bumpy and steep in places through a forested area but this really helped to build up the excitement as we drove further up the hill. The observatory is very small with a decked area for looking at the stars and two telescopes in the main buildings. There was about 30 odd people on the tour and we began in the main room with an introduction and some images of the site and the Aurora Lights. Unfortunately, this was were gas vs diesel truck the night started to feel a little disappointing as the hope of a clear sky faded quickly. The guy running the show (sorry I can’t remember your name) was enthusiastic but it was easy to see the challenges of justifying several hours of our time when we couldn’t see the stars on a cold windy summer evening. We were shown some meteor rocks and had a discussion about the stars and used a free PC programme to explore the planets on the projector. A few Youtube style videos were played as well and then onto the Telescopes with the guidance of two volunteers from the site electricity usage calculator. I don’t want to sound negative as I understand the challenges of being a volunteer and having other commitments but there was a real lack of any kind of enthusiasm during both talks. We had about a 5-minute presentation and then a good 15-20 minutes of ‘any questions?’ and it didn’t help the group we were in had nothing to say at all. One Lady put her hand up and said ‘I came here to be inspired’ and then after a few minutes of silence her family walked out and left. I agree with another review on here that it was a bit cheeky to ask for more money for a hot drink and mugs considering how, in my opinion, we certainly didn’t get our £15 worth of the evening. Four hours on and over gas hydrates are used half of the group had left before the end some having to drive a couple of hours to get home. I understand the nature of costs involved and wouldn’t suggest giving refunds but some sort of voucher for a discount to make a repeat visit would at least soften the blow and save some huge disappointments for people during bad weather. I gave the review an Average because I would like to make sure that those electricity related words who lead the evening didn’t feel that this was a personal attack as it certainly wasn’t my intention and I appreciate them having to come out on such an awful night and make the best of the situation.