Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

Location description

Fantastic tourist location with numerous science exhibits, frequently scheduled events and a planetarium equipped with state of the art full dome projection system. Car park accessible to the public free of charge (most of the time) from which to explore the skies above.

Photo courtesy of Winchester Science Centre.

Location event organiser

Winchester Science Centre organises stargazing events at this location.

Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


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

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 13 events with the last one being on 21st July 2019 organised by Winchester Science Centre.


When to visit

The best time to visit Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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