February Newsletter

Written by Scott Creed on .

The February edition of our society monthly newsletter, Event Horizon, has now been completed. You may access it using this PDF link: Newsletter 130 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.

"The Night Sky" Evening Course

Written by Val Barker on .

Our Basic Night Sky Course beginning on 9th February is now fully booked.

The next course starts on Friday 2nd November and runs until 7th December. For more information about the course or about booking a place, please see the Basic Astronomy Courses page.

Thank you,

Val Barker & Nigel Johnson, Course Coordinators.

Open Evening

Written by Michael Lowe on .

Join us for our fifth and penultimate open evening of the season on Saturday 24th February.

For full details please see our Open Evenings page.

Coxmoor Road Speed Limit

Written by Cathy Beaumont 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.

Planetarium Public Survey

Written by Steve Wallace on .

The public survey on our proposals to build a planetarium next to our observatory has now closed.  Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to complete it. We have had a great response from schools, the Scout Association and members of the public. We are particularly encouraged by the number of responses from schools indicating that they would like to send classes. We will use the information gathered to further develop our plans and to support our funding applications.  

We would welcome approaches from businesses who might be able to support our proposals either through work in kind or via a direct financial contributions. Please contact projectmanager@sherwood-observatory.org.uk if you would like to discuss options.

Regular updates on progress will appear in our monthly newsletter.

Group Visit Bookings

Written by Chris Hook on .

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

For details please see the Group Visits page.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2dsQGAe_w

If you want to get involved, follow this link: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/PJMHKU/, 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: http://sherwoodobserv.easysearch.org.uk/