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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.


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

  • 29/06/22

    19° 7%
  • 29/06/22

    17° 4%
  • 30/06/22

    16° 6%
  • 30/06/22

    15° 10%

Weather forecast for Billingham (3.6 miles away) updated 29/06/22 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Cleveland and District Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 9th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Cleveland and District Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 14th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Cleveland and District Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 11th November 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Cleveland and District Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 9th December 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Cleveland and District Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 13th January 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Cleveland and District Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 10th February 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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