Informal stargazing at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

Informal stargazing at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

Tuesday 12th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory
Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS21 3JG

Join friendly and enthusiastic amateur astronomers at Wynyard Observatory for an informal evening of stargazing. Observe the Moon, planets and deep-sky objects using their large aperture telescopes. Take your telescope if you have one for expert advice!

These sessions occur every Tuesday night throughout the stargazing season from September to April, as long as volunteers are available. The free events occur, whatever the weather, with the planetarium offering somewhere warm to congregate and chat with the team.

These sessions are ideal for everyone interested, including families with younger astronomers, and no need to book in advance.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/12/2023


Event organiser

Teesside Astronomical Science Centre

Teesside Astronomical Science Centre is organising this event

Please contact Teesside Astronomical Science Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Informal stargazing at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

    Tuesday 5th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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  • Cleveland and Darlington Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 8th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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  • Informal stargazing at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

    Tuesday 12th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

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  • Family star show at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

    Friday 15th March 2024 from 18:45pm to 20:30pm

    Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

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  • Informal stargazing at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

    Tuesday 19th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

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  • Informal stargazing at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

    Tuesday 26th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • North Shire

    Liverton, Saltburn by the Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4TJ (20.8 miles away)

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    45 Brook Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2LD (21.3 miles away)

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  • Carr’s Farm Bunk House

    Wear Bank, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL3 3BQ (22.2 miles away)

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  • Easterside Farm

    Hawnby, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QT (23.5 miles away)

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, County Durham, DL12 0DW (24.1 miles away)

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9UQ, North East (24.7 miles away)

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