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Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory

Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS21 3JG

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.


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Teesside Astronomical Science Centre

Teesside Astronomical Science Centre organises events at this location

Please contact Teesside Astronomical Science Centre directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 23/10/21

    12° 5%
  • 23/10/21

    11° 4%
  • 24/10/21

    10° 4%
  • 24/10/21

    10° 4%

Weather forecast for Billingham (3.6 miles away) updated 23/10/21 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • North Pennines Star Camp – Autumn 2021

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 18:00pm to Sunday 24th October 2021 12:00pm

    Doe Park Caravan Site, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ (24.5 miles away)

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  • Dark Skies at Danby with Whitby and District Astronomical Society

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 18:45pm to 20:45pm

    The Moors National Park Centre, Near Whitby, YO21 2NB (21.8 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Raby Castle

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

    Raby Castle, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH (17.0 miles away)

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  • Stargazing evening with Durham Astronomical Society

    Monday 25th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Nose's Point Car Park, Seaham, SR7 7PS (14.8 miles away)

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  • Night awe-walk and stargazing – Byland Abbey and Snever Observatory

    Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

    Byland Abbey, Coxwold, YO61 4BD (29.6 miles away)

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  • Carr’s Farm Bunk House

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

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

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

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East (24.5 miles away)

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