Solar Viewing Event

Written by Scott Creed on .

Our second Solar Viewing Event of the summer will be held at our observatory on Saturday 15th July, between 11am and 3pm.

Join us to view the Sun through our special Solar telescopes (weather permitting).

For details please look at our Solar Viewing page.

Note - our telescopes are specially filtered for viewing the Sun. It is very dangerous to look directly at the Sun through any telescopes or binoculars that haven't been adapted, or even just looking with your eyes.

Group Visit Bookings

Written by Scott Creed on .

We are now taking bookings for our new Group Visit season which begins in late September.

For details please see the Group Visits page.

June Newsletter

Written by Scott Creed on .

The June edition of our society monthly newsletter, Event Horizon, has now been completed. You may access it using this PDF link: Newsletter 122 Web Edition.

Our members can also access this and all previous editions by logging into the Members area of the website and going to the Archives section.

Planetarium Project

Written by Chris Dakin on .

We’re raising money to build a Planetarium on the land next to our Observatory so that we can expand and enhance our astronomy education outreach activities.

If you do any shopping online and would like to help us raise some funds, at no cost to yourself, please register to support us at Easyfundraising. For information about how Easyfundraising works, watch this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2dsQGAe_w

If you want to get involved, follow this link: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/PJMHKU/, create an account and choose “Sherwood Observatory Planetarium” as the Cause to support, and we’ll get an extra £1 donated to the fund when you make your first Easyfundraising purchase.

Also, if you're searching the internet, why not use Easysearch instead of your usual search engine and every result clicked will earn half a penny for our fund. It might not sound like much, but think of how many times you search the internet each day...all those halfpennies soon mount up. This is the Easysearch link: http://sherwoodobserv.easysearch.org.uk/