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Online Open Dome - Sherwood Observatory of the Next Generation

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Find out more about the local Sherwood Observatory and its amazing plans for the future in Steve Wallace (MSAS) presentation.

This talk is an online streamed talk to booked visitors.

  • From: Wednesday 24 June 2020, 8 pm
  • To: Wednesday 24 June 2020, 9 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 24 June 2020, 8.00 pm
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Local observatories have always acted as community driven centres to spark an interest in the skies above for young and old. Many of these have then grown into something much bigger.

The local Sherwood Observatory run by the Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society (MSAS) - founded in 1970 - is a brilliant example of such an observatory. Members brought together bricks and mirrors to build this successful observatory offering astronomy experiences to the wider community. Join Steve Wallace (MASA) in a brief history of the observatory along with plans to build a science discovery centre and planetarium in a Victorian water reservoir. This presentation may also be of interest to organisations and individuals considering community sponsorship opportunities.

Given the current COVID-19 situation, this event is not taking place as a public NTU event. However, S Wallace (MSAS) will provide an online talk on this topic to everyone who is booked onto this event. We will email a link to the material on YouTube to everyone who has booked within the confirmation mail. We will be happy to answer questions posted during the talk.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus

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