A unique and magical visitor attraction under the Dark Skies of County Durham.
Our 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.
We welcome you to your universe! Discover when is the best time to visit Grassholme Observatory.
Sometimes because of cloud cover on the day, you may not be able to view the moon or stars through a telescope, should this be the case your host on the event will advise you. Following on from this you will receive a discount code via email providing a 20% discount on a future booking, taken within 2 months of the event.
On these warm summer nights we are treated to a planetary delight as these 2 celestial heavyweights line up for our telescopes. Jupiter is the …
Take the B6277 from Barnard Castle towards Mickleton. Turn off at the western end of the village, signposted Grassholme Reservoir. The main car park is roughly a mile up the road on the right.
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