Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory

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

Location description

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.


Location event organiser

Teeside Astronomy Science Centre 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.


Planetarium

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


Tonight's weather forecast

18/09/19
19:00
15°
1%
18/09/19
22:00
13°
1%
19/09/19
01:00
12°
0%
19/09/19
04:00
11°
3%
Weather forecast for Billingham (3.56 miles away) updated 18/09/19 at 16:00.

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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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 20th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 24th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 4th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 8th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 11th October 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 15th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 18th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 29th October 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Family Planetarium Show at Wynyard

Friday 1st November 2019 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Family Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 1st November 2019 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 1st November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 5th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 8th November 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 12th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 15th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 19th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 26th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 29th November 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 6th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 10th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 13th December 2019 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 17th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 20th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 24th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Family Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 3rd January 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Family Planetarium Show at Wynyard

Friday 3rd January 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 3rd January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 7th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 10th January 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 14th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 17th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 21st January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 28th January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 31st January 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 4th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 7th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 11th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 14th February 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 18th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Family Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 21st February 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Family Planetarium Show at Wynyard

Friday 21st February 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 21st February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 25th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 6th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 10th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 13th March 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 17th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 20th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 24th March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 31st March 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 3rd April 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 7th April 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 10th April 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 14th April 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Family Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 17th April 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Family Planetarium Show at Wynyard

Friday 17th April 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 17th April 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 21st April 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Wynyard Observatory Open Night

Tuesday 28th April 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 8th May 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Family Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 29th May 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Family Planetarium Show at Wynyard

Friday 29th May 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 12th June 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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