Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening - December 2023

Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening - December 2023

Saturday 16th December 2023 from 17:30pm to 22:30pm

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

Join Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society members as they open their observatory for this popular open evening.

The event runs throughout the evening, with visitors split into groups, including a short presentation, observing through their huge 24-inch aperture self-made telescope, and joining members for a tour of the night sky and observing through their telescopes.

Families are very welcome, and these events are a great way to spend an evening even if the weather doesn’t play ball! Prior booking is essential.

Please note that this has already taken place on 16/12/2023


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

Below is a list of events at Sherwood Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day – April 2024

    Saturday 20th April 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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