Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

Location description

Fantastic tourist location with numerous science exhibits, frequently scheduled events and a planetarium equipped with state of the art full dome projection system. Car park accessible to the public free of charge (most of the time) from which to explore the skies above.

Photo courtesy of Winchester Science Centre.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Planetarium

This location has a planetarium offering astronomy presentations projected onto a large curved screen or dome.


Tonight's weather forecast

18/07/19
19:00
21°
0%
18/07/19
22:00
17°
0%
19/07/19
01:00
14°
0%
19/07/19
04:00
13°
0%
Weather forecast for Winchester Youth Hostel (1.55 miles away) updated 18/07/19 at 06:01.

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

Destination Space - Apollo

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Destination Space - Apollo

Sunday 21st July 2019 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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