Kielder Observatory, Northumberland

  • Description

    The Kielder Observatory was designed by Charles Barclay Architects and officially opened 25 April 2008 by Sir Arnold Wolfendale, the Astronomer Royal. Standing at an altitude of 1,214 feet the site was selected as it is deemed to be one of the darkest locations in England. The facilities, which include 14" and 20" telescopes, are powered by wind and solar energy.
  • Owner

    Phil Thirkell
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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