Stargazing has been popular for many thousands of years, and the technology which we use to view the night sky may have developed significantly, but the essence of our primal fascination with stars has remained undiluted.
Whilst our understanding of the stars and planets is now relatively sophisticated, much of the reason for our fascination with the night sky has remained the same – the mystical feeling of connectivity over time and generations which we feel as we gaze into the heavens, that special, timeless, eternal vibration.
Astronomical telescopes used to be the preserve of the scientific and academic elite, but nowadays, the stars have been democratised and many people enjoy watching the stars from their own locales using their own equipment.
At Sherwoods, for three generations now, we have stocked some of the finest astronomical telescopes available, to suit any budget. We are a firmly established family business, rooted in tradition, yet with our heads firmly in the night sky.
As technology has developed and become more compact, and our living spaces have often become more restricted, many of us wonder about sacrificing precious living space in order to store a telescope. However, this problem is now easily resolved with astronomical binoculars, which are a stylish, functional and compact alternative to telescopes.
We also have a great range of binoculars with night vision capability as well as those more suited for bird watching, so whether you are an astronomer, hunter, gamekeeper, or keen ornithologist, we are sure to have a quality product which meets your requirements.