Much of the information on this page came from research carried out by our late chairman, Madeline Cox.

SHA County Co-ordinator: James S. Dawson
No of SHA members resident in this county – 2




Ilkeston AS observatory

Nottingham AS Observatory

Mansfield & Sutton AS, The Sherwood Observatory


Broadgate House, Beeston, Notts 1851-1866 Edward J Lowe.

Beeston Observatory (“The Lighthouse”) 1850s – 1866 Alfred Lowe ; Edward J Lowe

Highfield House Observatory, Lenton, Nottingham 185?- 1882 Alfred Lowe; Edward J Lowe

Nottingham David K Northrop 195?-199? 5” Refractor Cook, Troughton & Simms

Nottingham Richard Grainger 1940s? 10” f8 Newtonian; Dr Whitaker 195-? 10” f8 Newtonian

West Bridgford, Nottingham W. Hunt 194-50? 5” Refractor Cook, Troughton & Simms

Astronomy Groups

Bassetlaw Astronomical Society (BstAS), founded 1976 with member from Retford, East Sheffield, Mansfield and Worksop. Members meet at Gateford Park Primary School, Amherst Rise, Gateford Park, Worksop (S81 7RG)

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society (MaSAS), founded in 1970 (see history page) its first meeting was held  Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire attended by 12 people to encourage astronomy, for both beginners and the more experienced.  The members meet at their Sherwood Observatory (NG17 5LF).

Nottingham Astronomical Society (NotAS),  originally founded in 1921 under the chairmanship of Mr. W. Malin Hunt and later in 1946 the society was re-established.  It has an observatory housing a 24-inch reflecting telescope and meet at Gotham Memorial Hall (NG11 0HE).

Useful addresses
Libraries and Archives Offices

County Record Office

Nottinghamshire County Archives Office
County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham NG2 1AG, England
Tel 0115-958-1634, Fax 0115-941-3997


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