Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

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Location description

Fantastic tourist location with numerous science exhibits, frequently scheduled events and a planetarium equipped with state of the art full dome projection system. Car park accessible to the public free of charge (most of the time) from which to explore the skies above.

Photo courtesy of Winchester Science Centre.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites are locations accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. They often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Planetarium

Location has a planetarium offering astronomy presentations projected onto a 180 degree dome.


Tonight's weather forecast

27/06/17
19:00
16°
90%
27/06/17
22:00
16°
81%
28/06/17
01:00
15°
62%
28/06/17
04:00
15°
60%
Weather forecast for Winchester Youth Hostel (1.55 miles away) updated 27/06/17 at 06:00.

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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 4 events with the last one being on 13th December 2016 organised by Winchester Science Centre.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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