Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory

The Night Sky



Stargazing is a fun way to learn about astronomy and some science at the same time. Plus you don’t really need much equipment for stargazing to get a taste for the wonders of the night sky.
Click here to learn more about stargazing and the best places to stargaze in the UK.

Want to know if it's clear skies outside? Find out here

The Night Sky

What you can expect to see in the night sky from where you live including full screen images.
Click here to see our seasonal night sky maps


Click here to learn more about the constealltions.

Light Pollution

Light pollution, otherwise known as sky glow is caused by street lights, building lighting, both interior and exterior, factories, homes etc etc. It is at its worst in the urban and industrialised areas of Europe, North America, Japan and India.
Click here to learn more about light pollution and what it is like where you live.

Atmospheric Pollution

Click here to learn more about atmospheric pollution, what causes it and why we need to take action.

Today's Moon