Unfortunately as a result of the current public health situation we will be suspending the running of events at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory with immediate effect. Our guests and volunteer staff are often in close proximity within our facilities and we are concerned that there may be unwitting transmission of the virus. Further it is impractical to properly sanitise telescopes and hands on science demonstration equipment between each user. The Planetarium currently has no public hand washing facilities and we are currently unable to procure hand sanitiser.

If you already have a booking for one of our events then that booking will be cancelled and payment, if already made, will be refunded.

Please keep monitoring our Web Site or Facebook page for updates on when we might be re-opening. We will also seek to continue posting Astronomy updates on Facebook and look into other opportunities for continuing our mission online whilst our physical facilities are not open to the public.