See the Perseids at Wynyard Observatory

See the Perseids at Wynyard Observatory

Saturday 12th August 2023 from 19:30pm to Sunday 13th August 2023 00:00am

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory
Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS21 3JG

Join the friendly volunteers at Wynyard Observatory and Planetarium for the peak of the Perseids Meteor shower from Saturday, 12th August, to the early hour of Sunday, 13th August.

Please note this event is weather dependent. The event is free of charge, and you do not need to book; you are welcome to arrive and leave at any time.

The Planetarium will also be open so you can sit inside to warm up; there will be a few activities, including live images from the all-sky camera. Not only that, there will also be a radio detector listening out for any passing meteors.

The Observatory will also be open for viewing objects using their 14″ aperture telescope, with the help of their volunteers.

So why not join them? Take your favourite comfortable outside chair, and remember to dress for outside.

This event may be cancelled at short notice due to adverse weather conditions.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023


Event organiser

Teesside Astronomical Science Centre

Teesside Astronomical Science Centre is organising this event

Please contact Teesside Astronomical Science Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


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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

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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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