Public Open Day

During the Spring and Summer, it is too light to hold open evenings. Instead, we hold a number of solar viewing events both at our observatory and at events and festivals organsied by other groups away from the observatory.

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

At Sherwood observatory we a have bespoke Radio Astronomy Centre. Here, you will see and understand how we can monitor space weather (from the Sun) using antenna we have on site including capturing signals from the NOAA 18 Satellite - to produce our own weather maps of the British isles. In addition, we have capability to monitor Meteors as they enter Earths atmosphere. Also, we have equipment to allow observations of Hydrogen gas that exists between the spiral arms of our own Milky-Way galaxy.

We sell astro-themed merchandise, such as society logo caps, woolly hats, beanie hats, hoodies & T-shirts. As well as small items like pens, pencils, alien slime ect.

Hot & cold refreshments with a selection of cakes will be available to purchase on site.

Please note Please arrive on time for your entrance time. Also, while parking your vehicle please do so responsibly - ensuring tidy parallel parking with minimum space between neighboring cars.

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