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 here:

 Newsletter 142 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.

Astrophotography Training

Written by Philip Randall on .

In conjunction with Line and Light Photography Courses, MSAS run astrophotography courses a few times each Autumn/Winter season at Sherwood Observatory. The final course for this season is on the 24th February.
Line and Light are a Nottingham based Photography Training School who run popular day courses across the Midlands for anyone with an interest in improving their digital photography. They, along with our specialised members, will help you get the best from your photography!
Places are limited but if you are interested in learning about the topic of Astrophotography, or any of their other courses, please visit the Line and Light website, www.lineandlight.co.uk, for more details.

Planetarium Project

Written by MSAS 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/

"Practical Astronomy" Evening Course

Written by David Collins on .

Commencing on Friday 22nd February the society is running a 6 week night class 'workshop course' for the benefit of telescope users who want to make better use of their equipment. Each session will run from 8.00pm to approx. 10.00pm.
Topics that will be covered include: Optical Equipment; Telescope Maintenance and Modifications; Understanding Celestial Coordinates; Resolution and Magnification; Planet and Deep Sky Observing Techniques; and Astrophotography.
Please complete and return the Course Enrolment Form to reserve a place. Fee details can be found on the form.
To register an interest in future courses, or for more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or select "Night Sky Courses" on the Contact Us page.
Thank you,

Dave Collins, Course Coordinator.