Kielder Observatory is a public outreach astronomical facility located in Kielder Forest, in some of the darkest skies in Europe.  Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is designated by the International Dark Sky Association and is England's first and Europe's largest  International Dark Sky Park.

Located in Northumberland, England. the observatory is situated just a few miles from the Scottish border high upon Black Fell near James Turrell’s Kielder Skyspace. The site was chosen as one of the locations in the UK which has the least amount of intrusive light pollution.

The primary function of the observatory is outreach via public events. Our goal is to bring in members of the public of all ages from school children in primary school and upwards with an aim to engage in discussions and observations of the Universe. We do this in a way that is friendly, informative and interesting through our amazing team of astronomers, guest speakers and volunteers.

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