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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (Battlesteads Observatory.)
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  • Thank you for inspiring me to become a Space Volcanologist!
    Thanks for planning some awesome Astronomy lessons.
    We really enjoyed looking at the Moon in such detail.
    Thank you for the lessons you gave us. We enjoyed it a lot and would love to go again.

    GCSE Astronomy Students - Faringdon Community College
  • A really BIG THANKS for the workshops yesterday. They were appropriate, engaging and fun. The children and all of the adults loved them. Thanks again and all the best for your Astro Ventures in the future.

    Greg Walker - Oakfield's Primary School
  • Even though a total novice I soon found myself getting lost in the experience. The observatory is run by Roy and his enthusiasm is infectious. He made the subject easy for beginners to understand and was keen to answer our questions. As well as an ongoing discussion through the event along with some screen demonstrations, we were lucky in that there was a lot of clear sky time so we got to use both binoculars and the main telescope. A great night.

    David H, TripAdvisor Reviewer
  • Taking advantage of the dark skies near Kielder forest, the observatory is well equipped with powerful telescopes and lots of powerful binoculars available. The presentation was very informative and interesting and views of the stars spectacular. First time I had seen Saturn through a telescope, amazing!

    Paul R,
  • Very friendly, explaining everything in plain English that’s easy to understand. The only thing they can’t control is the weather, mores the pity.
    Ad Astra Per Aspera

    Colin Johnson - Facebook Review
  • "Smashing. The observatory facilities and staff are great, always very friendly and take their job seriously."

    Oliver Russell - Google Guide
  • Even when the weather is mixed, it's still a lot of fun & our host James was really knowledgeable and his enthusiasm was really contagious.

    Julie U - TripAdvisor Review