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 monthly 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. More information and book a visit.
OASI@Orwell Park Observatory
Observing at Orwell Park Observatory, using the historic 258 mm Tomline Refractor and smaller instruments. Every Wednesday, 8.15pm onwards. (Weather permitting.)
Wednesday evenings are open to members, NOT to the public.
Newbourne Village Hall is OASI's dark-sky observing site and venue for workshops, informal lectures and presentations.
If you're interested in joining OASI, please come to a meeting at Newbourne. Next meeting: Monday 26 August 2019, 19:00.
More on joining OASI.
More on OASI@Newbourne.
Recent activities and observations. More.
|| NGC7000, the North American Nebula, 02 August 2019, John Hughes. More.
|| Gyulbudaghian's Nebula recovering in brightness, 01 August 2019, Mike Harlow. More.
|| Saturn, 23 July 2019, Andy Gibbs. More.
|| OASI at the Latitude Festival supporting Professor Chris Lintott, 19 July 2019. More.
|| Sunrise with a sun pillar, 16 July 2019, Neil Morley. More.
|| Partial lunar eclipse, 16 July 2019, Raj Patel. More.