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FRI 12 DEC

Astronomy for Beginners

Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Mansfield

Run by: Forestry Commission - Sherwood Forest

Join us for an evening learning the basics of astronomy.

clock17:00–20:00

Suitable for 11+

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Learn about the history of astronomy, from what the ancients believed to the current thinking. Find out what equipment will be best for you and learn tips on how to use it. Learn observing techniques and discover the basics of astrophotography using even point and shoot cameras. Then, weather permitting, we will head outside for some viewing time.

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Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

Cost

£15.00 per person.

Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Special requirements

Children must be accompanied. Wrap up warm and wear sensible shoes - bring a torch and binoculars if you have them. If you have your own 'scope bring that along too.

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Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Forestry Commission, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, NG21 9JL

www.forestry.gov.uk/sherwoodpines

Meeting point: Large classroom.

About this location

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is the largest woodland open to the public in the East Midlands.

The forest is a Show more… fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors.

With everything from watching wildlife to cycling, there is something for everyone all year round.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is located in the Heart of Sherwood Forest on the B6030 east of Kings Clipstone.

If coming via the bus take the number 14 or 15 to Kirton or Walesby from Mansfield bus station. They run every 1/2 hour Monday - Saturday and every hour on Sundays.
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Sherwood Pines Forest Park is the largest woodland open to the public in the East Midlands.

The forest is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors.

With everything from watching wildlife to cycling, there is something for everyone all year round.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is located in the Heart of Sherwood Forest on the B6030 east of Kings Clipstone.

If coming via the bus take the number 14 or 15 to Kirton or Walesby from Mansfield bus station. They run every 1/2 hour Monday - Saturday and every hour on Sundays.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Forestry Commission - Sherwood Forest.

Please register in advance.

Places are limited so call early to book your place.

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