Waterside Parks purpose built observatory, based within the beautiful County Durham countryside, offers you the opportunity to gaze into the vastness and beauty of the universe. Astronomy is a humbling experience, so let us guide you to understand the wonders of planets stars galaxies and beyond.
Grassholme observatory is your one stop destination to the rest of the universe. Using high tech instruments and computers from our wonderful observatory and classroom, Gary and his team will take you on a journey that is simultaneously inspirational educational and accessible for all.
Located at Grassholme Reservoir, near Barnard Castle, bring along the family for a magical evening. You can even make a full night of it by staying nearby at one of the fantastic local accommodation establishments.
To see what events are on offer when we are able to reopen to the public, due to Covid 19 restrictions, please visit -www.grassholmeobservatory.com/whats-on/
Take a virtual tour of Britain’s newest observatory at Grassholme Reservoir in the heart of the Durham Dales, where you’ll find some of the UK’s most spectacular dark skies.
- Regional and Miscellaneous Dark Sky Friendly Durham 2020
|2021 (1 Aug 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Currently closed due to COVID restrictions, due to reopen 1st August 2021.