Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

The Observatory and Planetarium are in close proximity to one another (60m apart) on our host site of Wynyard Woodland Park. During the observing season, from September to April, you can see the wonders of the universe for yourself through the telescopes housed in both buildings. On cloudless nights regular observing events are held throughout this period with the assistance of amateur astronomers from the local astronomical societies.

Public star shows usually take place on the first & third Friday of each month, with some exceptions. We also hold a variety of public observing sessions and other astronomy based events throughout the year.

We cater for visits by all educational establishments from pre-school to university level, not only within the Stockton LEA but the wider Tees Valley and the rest of the North-East of England. The same subsidised visiting costs apply to all educational visits no matter where the establishment is located. We offer a variety of National Curriculum based star shows, purely entertainment based star show (or a mixture of the two) as well as offering other activities to make a day of your visit.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory
Wynyard Woodland Park
Thorpe Thewles
TS21 3JG




01740 630544


01740 630544

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