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Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society open night

Posted onPosted on 18th Feb
Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society open night

The Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society, based at Coxmoor Road, Sutton, is holding open nights on Saturday, 4th March and Saturday, 1st April.

There is the chance for visitors to view the night sky through the society’s main computer-driven, 24-inch telescope housed in the observatory dome, and other portable telescopes.

There will be themed talks throughout the evening. Activities for children include an astronomy-themed quiz, a chance to make a crater and a space shuttle landing simulation. Free sky maps or fact-sheets will be available to take away.

Due to the popularity of the event, there is a possibility that visitors may have to wait a couple of hours before being admitted to the main telescope and talk. If that happens, people are urged to visit the other activities first.

Gates open at 6.45pm. Admission is £5 per adult (over 16), £1 for under-16s who must be accompanied by an adult. Further details of the event, group visits and nightschool courses are at

The society can be followed on Facebook and Twitter or call 01623 552276.