Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre

Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 8LE

Location description

Located within easy travel distance from Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham the Washington Wetland Centre is home to the Cygnus Observatory and run by the friendly and enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society, perhaps one of the most active astronomical societies in the UK. Expect to receive a warm welcome and an enjoyable stargazing session at any of their regular public open evenings of the facility!


Location event organiser

Sunderland Astronomical Society 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.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/03/19
18:00
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23/03/19
21:00
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24/03/19
00:00
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24/03/19
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Weather forecast for Washington (1.25 miles away) updated 23/03/19 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

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Sunday 24th March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Thursday 28th March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Sunday 31st March 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Thursday 4th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Sunday 7th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Thursday 11th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Sunday 14th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Thursday 18th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Sunday 21st April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Thursday 25th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Sunday 28th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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