Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory

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

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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

24/03/17
18:00
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24/03/17
21:00
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25/03/17
00:00
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25/03/17
03:00
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Weather forecast for Billingham (3.56 miles away) updated 22/03/17 at 20:01.

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 March 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 7th April 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

CADAS Meeting

Friday 14th April 2017 from 19:15pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

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

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Friday 5th May 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

CADAS Meeting

Friday 12th May 2017 from 19:15pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

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

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When to visit

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

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