Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 20th October 2018 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm

Sherwood Observatory
Near Coxmoor Golf Club, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

Join members of Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society as they open their observatory for this popular open evening. The event runs throughout the course of the whole evening with visitors split into groups including a short presentation, observing through their huge 24 inch aperture self made telescope as well joining members for a tour of the night sky and observing through their own telescopes. A great way to spend the evening even if the weather doesn’t play ball, families are very welcome. Be mindful of parking restrictions, check the event organiser’s website for more details.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 20/10/2018

Event organiser

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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.

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    Saturday 16th October 2021 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Near Coxmoor Golf Club, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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