Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre
Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 8LE
Everyone is welcome to this public open evening of the Cygnus Observatory at the Washington Wetland Centre.
The observatory is open each Thursday and Sunday evening, and no prior booking is required. During the Summer months, weather permitting, it is possible to observe the Sun using special solar telescopes and the Moon.
Astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society will be on hand operating telescopes and answering questions. If you have a telescope, bring it along for expert advice!
These events are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Society and possibly join their group.
Sunderland Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Sunderland Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sun 21st Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre. View these events on a calendar.