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

29/05/17
19:00
12°
53%
29/05/17
22:00
13°
48%
30/05/17
01:00
12°
42%
30/05/17
04:00
13°
40%
Weather forecast for Billingham (3.56 miles away) updated 29/05/17 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 45 events with the last one being on 19th May 2017 organised by Teeside Astronomy Science Centre.

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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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