Astronomy in the Forest

Astronomy in the Forest

Saturday 7th October 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:45pm

Sherwood Pines Forest Visitor Centre - Forestry England
Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN, East Midlands

Join the team from Sherwood Pines for a wonderful evening exploring the night sky!

We will take a tour of the beautiful summer constellations and also hunt down the magnificent planet of Saturn. Our powerful telescopes will reveal its exquisite rings and we’ll keep eyes peeled for Jupiter rising in the east! There’ll also be a colourful beginner’s presentation.

This event is suitable for all abilities, however if you are a beginner we will introduce you to stargazing, guide you through how to observe the night sky and give you tips about the best equipment to use.

Please note that this has already taken place on 07/10/2023

Event organiser

Forestry England

Forestry England is organising this event

Please contact Forestry England directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

Forthcoming events

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  • Astronomy in the Forest

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:45pm

    Sherwood Pines Forest Visitor Centre - Forestry England, Mansfield, NG21 9HN

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