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 organised 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.

Please note We are operating two time slots therefore please arrive on time for entrance at either 11.00am or 2.00pm depending on your booking. Wearing of face coverings is at your own discretion.

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