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.


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 18th September 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 2nd October 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 9th October 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 16th October 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

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

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

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

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

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

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

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

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 4th December 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 11th December 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

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

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 1st January 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 8th January 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 15th January 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 29th January 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 5th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 12th February 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 19th February 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 5th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 12th March 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 19th March 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 2nd April 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 9th April 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 16th April 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 30th April 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 14th May 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

Friday 11th June 2021 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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