Stargazing Live & Open Evening

Written by Scott Creed on .

Stargazing Live returns to BBC2 on Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th March. Watch Dara O'Briain and Professor Brian Cox live from Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. Stargazing Live official webpages:

Afterwards, join us for our last open evening of the season on Saturday 1st April, where the topic of the main talk will be "Pluto".

For full details please see our Open Evenings page.

March Newsletter

Written by Scott Creed on .

The March edition of our society monthly newsletter, Event Horizon, has now been completed. You may access a version edited to comply with Data Protection rules using this PDF link: Newsletter 119 Web Edition.

Our members can access the full version, and all previous editions, by logging into the Members area of the website and going to the Archives section.

Group Visit Bookings

Written by Scott Creed on .

Due to the popularity of our Group Visit sessions, we are unfortunately now fully booked for this viewing season. We are, however, already taking bookings for the next season, which begins in October.

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:

If you want to get involved, follow this link:, 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: