Mansfield Museum

Written by Scott Creed on .

Until Saturday 3rd February, Mansfield Museum are hosting a photographic exhibition entitled "The Skies Above". This is is a selection of astrophotography taken by our society members.

In partnership with our society, the museum is also holding an evening event on 22nd January. This is a free family event from 19:30 to 21:30. We hope to be looking at the night sky over Mansfield with some telescopes, with several society members and museum staff on hand to help view and guide the public around the sky. Please wear warm clothes. Refreshments will be available for a small charge. Places are limited, so booking is essential.

Please see the Mansfield Museum website for more details:, or to book your place for the evening event, please contact Jodie Henshaw at the museum: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Group Visit Bookings

Written by Scott Creed on .

Our group visits have proved exceptionally popular and unfortunately we are now fully booked for this viewing season. We are now taking bookings for next season which runs from late September until March 2019.

For details please see the Group Visits page.

January Newsletter

Written by Scott Creed on .

The January edition of our society monthly newsletter, Event Horizon, has now been completed. You may access it using this PDF link: Newsletter 129 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.

New Article Publication

Written by Scott Creed on .

Martin Braddock has had another academic article published, this time in the Journal of Space Exploration, another online, open access scholarly journal.

You can read his article, titled "Artificial Gravity: Small Steps on the Journey to the Giant Leap", by clicking on this link.

The Society again pass on our congratulations to Martin.

Planetarium Public Survey

Written by Chris Dakin on .

We are developing plans to expand and want to build a planetarium, seating about one hundred people. As part of this we are seeking views about the need for a planetarium in the area, and likely visitor numbers.

In order to help us with our funding applications, we would appreciate your help by filling in a short questionnaire. Your feedback will be anonymous.

Please click here to go to our survey.

Open Evening

Written by Scott Creed on .

Join us for our fourth open evening of the season on Saturday 27th January.

For full details please see our Open Evenings page.

Coxmoor Road Speed Limit

Written by Scott Creed on .

We have been asked by local residents to support their petition to reduce the speed limit on Coxmoor Road. The committee are in agreement with this aim and want to show their support. The petition only takes a few clicks to complete and is online at:
If you have visited our observatory we hope you will join us by registering your support too.

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