Businesses urged to back £4.25m planetarium plans at Sherwood Observatory

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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Businesses across the East Midlands are being urged to support plans to create a new £4.25m planetarium and science discovery centre which aims to inspire interest in STEM learning and careers.

The ambitious project aims to turn a disused underground Victorian reservoir on the site of the Sherwood Observatory, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, into a state-of-the-art tourist attraction and education centre.

The voluntary steering group behind the project needs to raise £10,000 by December, on top of other funding already secured, to take it to the next level – with a potential opening date of 2023.

Project chairman Martin Rigley MBE, managing director of nearby Lindhurst Engineering, said: “Sherwood

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