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.


Location events organiser

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

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Weather forecast for Billingham (3.6 miles away) updated 18/05/24 at 16:00.




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.

  • Family star show at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

    Friday 31st May 2024 from 18:45pm to 20:30pm

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

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  • Cleveland and Darlington Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 14th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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