Sherwood Observatory (Sutton-in-Ashfield) Reviews
Newest Review: ... by one of the volunteer members. The slide show lasted about 90 minutes and this gentleman narrated the whole show with no notes and just had such an immense wealth of knowledge about our Solar System, our Galaxy and beyond. The talk was totally fascinating. During the slide show people were able to wander in and out to go and use the telescopes. On the first floor was the big telescope, which is in a motorised dome. This telescope is a 24 inch reflecting telescope. We each patiently waited for our turn to climb a set of steps to peer into the eyepiece at the moon. With a magnification of 160 times the details you could see of the ... more
Customer Sherwood Observatory (Sutton-in-Ashfield) Reviews (2)
by Christine Smith - written on 27/02/07
I went along to the observatory on Monday & was made very welcome by everyone there, it was amazing, much better then I ever dreamed it would be.I am going back on Tuesday next week with a group of people I work with & I cant wait.Thank you so much for making my 1st visit so very interesting.I would recommend everyone to go & share the experance.Christine27/02/07
by - written on 06/03/01, updated on 06/03/01 (Very useful, 250 readings)
Here is a chance to use a large telescope to look at the moon, the stars and the planets. About half a dozen times during the Winter months the Sherwood Observatory has open evenings on a Saturday night when members of the public can learn about space and have the opportunity to look at some of sights of the night sky. The Sherwood Observatory is run by the Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society, that was formed in 1970, who set themselves the task of building an observatory. The observatory was built on Coxmoor Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, on one of the highest spots in the county and was opened in 1986. We decided to go along ... Read the complete review
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