Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day

Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day

Saturday 9th November 2019 from 12:00pm to 16:30pm

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

Free admissions with a valid lottery ticket! In association with the Heritage Lottery Fund present a valid lottery ticket for free admission or pay £2.50 on the door (under 16s free).

Explore the Sherwood observatory facility and see what we do best, learn about our history and what exciting projects we have lined up for the future. Here at Sherwood observatory, home to Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society we are taking astronomy into the 21st Century and beyond by reaching out to local schools, clubs, groups & organisations, forever promoting the science of space & astronomy for a brighter future.

This open day will give you a taste of our current ambitions we have in store in terms of construction of an onsite planetarium as well as learning about current astronomical topics.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 09/11/2019


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.



Forthcoming events

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  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening

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

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

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