Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory

Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS21 3JG

Location description

Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory is a popular stargazing location on the outskirts of Norton near Stockton away from the worst of the area's light pollution.

The observatory is home to a large aperture telescope and gives excellent views of the night skies. Volunteers frequently open the observatory for public stargazing sessions should weather permit.

The planetarium offers a digital projection system displaying full-dome movies. Regular "Public Star Show" presentations are given by experienced and enthusiastic astronomers.

Members of Cleveland and Darlington Astronomical Society hold their monthly meetings here. A great place to visit for families and suitable for anyone with an interest in astronomy.


Location event organiser

Teeside Astronomy Science Centre 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.


Planetarium

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


Tonight's weather forecast

24/11/17
18:00
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24/11/17
21:00
29%
25/11/17
00:00
0%
25/11/17
03:00
3%
Weather forecast for Billingham (3.56 miles away) updated 24/11/17 at 20:00.

Location 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

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 1st December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 5th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 8th December 2017 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 15th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 19th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 5th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 9th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 12th January 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 16th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 19th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 2nd February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 9th February 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 13th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 16th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 20th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 27th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 9th March 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 13th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 20th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 13th April 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 11th May 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 8th June 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

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The best time to visit Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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