Cygnus Observatory

Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 8LE

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Location description

Located within easy travel distance from Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham the Washington Wetland Centre, the location for the Cygnus Observatory is home to the Sunderland Astronomical Society, amongst the most active societies in the UK. Expect to receive a friendly welcome and an enjoyable stargazing session!


Location event organiser

Sunderland Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

29/03/17
19:00
12°
17%
29/03/17
22:00
12°
14%
30/03/17
01:00
12°
11%
30/03/17
04:00
12°
11%
Weather forecast for Washington (1.25 miles away) updated 29/03/17 at 12:00.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Thursday 30th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Cygnus Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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