Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening

Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening

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

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

Join Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society astronomers at the fantastic Sherwood Observatory for an evening of stargazing and exploration!

Enjoy a short presentation on astronomy and then experience amazing views of the Moon and deep-sky objects such as star clusters, galaxies and nebulae through their huge 24″ aperture reflecting telescope.

Novices and families are very welcome. Refreshments and cakes will be available. Tickets are reasonably priced and must be purchased in advance, with all income used to support the observatory.

This is a great way to spend an evening even if the weather doesn’t play ball!

Please note that this has already taken place on 16/10/2021


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 – June 2024

    Saturday 29th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day – July 2024

    Saturday 27th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day – August 2024

    Saturday 17th August 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Day – September 2024

    Saturday 21st September 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

    More info
  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening – October 2024

    Saturday 19th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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  • Sherwood Observatory Public Open Evening – November 2024

    Saturday 16th November 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

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