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September
Public Stargazing and Open Evening
Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society
Sherwood Observatory Coxmoor Road Sutton in Ashfield NOtts NG17 5LF
Sat Sep 29, 2018
Time: 1845
Price: Adults (over 16) £5 Under 16 £1 - under 16's MUST be accompanied by an adult.
We will be holding our first of 6 public open evenings of the 2018/2019 season. There will be a chance to view the wonders of the night sky through our main computer guided 24 inch Newtonian reflector telescope, and a variety of smaller telescopes and binoculars on the external pad. Members will be on hand to guide visitors around the night sky, pointing out the wonders of the solar system and beyond. Listening to the "sounds of space" and tracking incoming meteors, the radio astronomy equipment will be scanning the heavens. There will also be a "rolling talk" throughout the evening, the subject of which will be "We Are Made Of Star Stuff." At the end of the evening, visitors will be issued with a free star map, or factsheet(s) to take away. There is disabled access to all areas and toilets, but please note that the main telescope is housed in the dome at the top of a spiral staircase. Hot and cold drinks, and astronomy themed merchandise will be on sale. There is limited free on-site parking. Visitors are advised to wrap up warm. Astronomy can be a very cold science. All viewing is weather dependent. This will not affect radio astronomy or the talk.
September
Public Stargazing and Open Evening
Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society
Sherwood Observatory Coxmoor Road Sutton in Ashfield NOtts NG17 5LF
Sat Sep 29, 2018
Time: 1845
Price: Adults (over 16) £5 Under 16 £1 - under 16's MUST be accompanied by an adult.
“We are made of Star Stuff” is the title of the talk on Saturday 29 September, at Sherwood Observatory, Coxmoor Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 5LF, where we will be holding our first public open evening of the 2018/2019 season. The talk will focus on the elements in the human body, created out there in the Universe, and will describe where we all come from using astrophotography images, many of which were taken by local astronomers. There will be a chance to view the wonders of the night sky through our main computer guided 24 inch Newtonian reflector telescope, and a variety of smaller telescopes and binoculars on the external pad. Members will be on hand to guide visitors around the night sky, pointing out the wonders of the solar system and beyond. Listening to the "sounds of space" and tracking incoming meteors, our radio astronomy equipment will be scanning the heavens. At the end of the evening, visitors will be issued with a free star map, or factsheet(s) to take away. There is disabled access to all areas and toilets, but please note that the main telescope is housed at the top of a spiral staircase. Hot and cold drinks, and astronomy themed merchandise will be on sale. There is limited free on-site parking. Visitors are advised to wrap up warm. Astronomy can be a very cold science. All viewing is weather dependent. This will not affect radio astronomy or the talk.

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