Sherwood Observatory

Near Coxmoor Golf Club, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

Location description

Home of the Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society who regularly open their observatory to the public.


Location event organiser

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

13/11
18:00
4%
13/11
21:00
5%
14/11
00:00
7%
14/11
03:00
12%
14/11
06:00
51%
Weather forecast for Sutton In Ashfield (1.83 miles away) updated 13/11/19 at 12:01.

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

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 7th December 2019 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 1st February 2020 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 29th February 2020 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Sherwood Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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