A night with the stars

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The Forestry Commission is hosting an outward-bound, astronomy event in Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Clipstone, on Saturday 10th November.

Ranger Karina Thornton explained: “All too often light pollution snubs out the beauty of the stars, but 1,200 hectare Sherwood Pines is a dark oasis in North Notts.

“With the dark nights with usthis is a great chance to marvel at celestial wonders like the Milky Way. The event has become one of our most popular so the message is book early.”

Experts will be using powerful telescopes and novices given a whistle stop tour of the constellations.

Places are limited, to reserve you place call 01623 821459 or email karina.thornton@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

The cost is £5 per person. Bring a torch and binoculars.

There will be a talk indoors before stargazing (weather permitting) gets under way.

The astronomy event starts at 7pm.