Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society (MSAS) is an amateur astronomical society in the East Midlands of England. It was formed in 1969. It is based at Sherwood Observatory, a 61cm mirror telescope which it owns and operates. The observatory lies 3.9 km SW of the centre of Mansfield on one of the highest points in the county of Nottinghamshire.
The society is a member of The Federation of Astronomical Societies.
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