Solar Viewing Event

Written by Scott Creed on .

Our first Solar Viewing Event of the summer will be at the Pleasley Pit Nature Study Group's Wildlife Day on 4th June.

Join us to view the Sun through our special Solar telescopes (weather permitting), and also enjoy the other stalls and activities provided by PPNSG.

For more details please contact PPNSG and view 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.

May Newsletter

Written by Scott Creed on .

The May edition of our society monthly newsletter, Event Horizon, has now been completed. You may access it using this PDF link: Newsletter 121 Web Edition.

This is a special edition as it is now ten years that Chris Hook and Matt Greenwood have been compiling and editing Event Horizon. Happy Tin Anniversary to you both and a great big Thank You from the members for all your hard work keeping us informed.

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:

If you want to get involved, follow this link:, 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: