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Public Open Evening
Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society
Sherwood Observtory Coxmoor Road Sutton in Ashfield Notts NG 17 5LF
Sat Jan 27, 2018
Time: 1845hrs
Price: Adults (over 16) £5 under 16's £1 (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult)
Gaze into our glorious galaxy and beyond through our main 61cm Newtonian Reflector housed in the dome, and also through a variety of smaller telescopes based on our external observation pad. Take a binocular tour of the night sky. Society members will be on hand to guide you around the heavens pointing out the different stars, constellations, and other celestial treasures. There will be an astronomically themed talk repeated throughout the evening, Our radio astronomy array will be switched on and tuned into incoming meteors and listening to the sounds of space. Childrens activities include a "crater creator" and a chance to have a go at landing a space shuttle. Free onsite parking. Refreshments, merchandise, and "astrodraw." Please be advised that in case of inclement weather, the event will still go ahead, but our telescopes may be trained on terrestrial objects. Disabled access to all areas but please note that the main telescope is situated at the top of a spiral staircase. Wrap up warm as the majority of the time will be spent outside and astronomy can be a very cold science!

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