Kielder Observatory,

Recently opened by Sir Arnold Wolfendale, 14th Astronomer Royal, Kielder Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in Kielder Forest. It is situated close to the Scottish border on Black Fell near James Turrell's Kielder Skyspace. In keeping with the surrounding forest, the building is solar- and wind-powered. The Observatory takes advantage of the area's lack of light and air pollution and help to evolve the current use of Kielder by astronomers, enabling more people to develop their interest in astronomy throughout the full course of the year.

This is the most remote of our soundboxes and will pick up the sound of the wind, rain, birds and stargazers.

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Photograph from Kielder Observatory

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Kielder Observatory
Black Fell
Kielder Forest


For more information on this soundbox site, visit the Kielder Observatory website.