Following UK Government rules concerning COVID-19, all OASI gatherings are cancelled until further notice. In the interim, meetings (open to all members) are held via Skype.
OASI is a society for people interested in astronomy. We are based at Orwell Park Observatory and Newbourne Village Hall (both near Ipswich, Suffolk). Members enjoy a wide range of interests in astronomy and include armchair astronomers, casual observers, and dedicated amateurs with specialist skills in visual and photographic observing, constructing telescopes, public education in astronomy and the history of astronomy.
The panels below provide information on our activities, and how to join.
Email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Orwell Park Observatory
Our observatory tours provide an opportunity for individuals to visit Orwell Park Observatory. Organised groups may visit by appointment.
Observatory tours and group visits must be booked in advance.
All visits are cancelled until further notice.
Observatory tour on YouTube.
OASI@Orwell Park Observatory
Observing at Orwell Park Observatory, using the historic 258 mm Tomline Refractor and smaller instruments. Every Wednesday. Open to members, NOT to the public.
Wednesday evening weekly meetings are now held via Skype - see the events page for details of how to participate.
Newbourne Village Hall is OASI's dark-sky observing site and venue for workshops, informal lectures and presentations.
Newbourne meetings are are now held via Skype - see the events page for details of how to participate.
More on joining OASI.
More on OASI@Newbourne.
Recent activities and observations. More.
|| Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), 06 July 2020, Nigel Evans. More
|| Noctilucent clouds on 05 July 2020, Andy Gibbs. More
|| An American surveillance satellite creates a spectacular flare in Hercules, 16 June 2020, James Appleton. More
|| Active region AR2765 on the solar disk, 09 June 2020, Martin Cook. More
|| Star cluster M13, in Hercules, 11-28 May 2020, John Hughes. More
|| Gyulbudaghian's Nebula on 24 March 2020 shows little change since late 2019, Mike Harlow. More