Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day - August 2022

Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day - August 2022

Saturday 20th August 2022 from 11:00am to 18:00pm

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

Join Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society members as they open their observatory for an afternoon of solar observing.

Here, you can view the Sun via our dedicated solar telescope (weather permitting). Depending on the activity of the Sun, expect to see real-time views of the Chromosphere, where significant eruptions of solar material eject into space.

Also, there will be presentations, talks and plenty of activities for younger astronomers. The Radio Astronomy Centre will be open for visitors to learn about meteor detection and take in some live solar radio astronomy.

Prior booking is required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 20/08/2022

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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