Britain’s newest observatory to open its doors in Teesdale. The launch of the new state of the art Grassholme Observatory sees Northumbrian Water going intergalactic in the heart of Teesdale.
The public observatory, dedicated to outreach in astronomy, is situated on the banks of Grassholme Reservoir, close to the picturesque towns of Mickleton and Middleton-in-Teesdale, giving visitors a chance to enjoy the wonders of the universe at sessions led by top astronomers.
Grassholme Observatory has been developed within an existing, underutilised building that has been refurbished on the reservoir site, alongside a brand new purpose-built neighbouring facility.
Northumbrian Water is working with one of the North East’s best known astronomers, Gary Fildes, founder and ex-CEO of Kielder Observatory in Northumberland, to run the new facility, bringing enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise to give visitors an outstanding experience. Gary is one of the UK’s best known outreach astronomers and an international speaker and author.
The facility will open from Wednesdays through to Sundays, offering late night sessions on the weekends. Private and corporate events are also catered for.
A schedule of events, online booking, and further information are available at https://bookwhen.com/grassholmeobservatory.
|2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Open from Wednesdays through to Sundays, offering late night sessions on the weekends.