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OASI is a society for people interested in astronomy. We are based at Orwell Park Observatory and Newbourne Village Hall, both situated 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.

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Email for more information: info@oasi.org.uk



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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell


On 28 January 2022, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will present a Zoom lecture to members of OASI.

Upcoming events

Wed 01 Dec 2021, 20:15, Orwell Park Observatory, OASI@Orwell Park. General observing.

Wed 08 Dec 2021, 20:00, Zoom meeting, Dr Belinda Wilkes, Former Director of Chandra X Ray Observatory, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory: Leading A revolution In X-ray (And All) Astronomy.
NB: Orwell Park Observatory is closed this evening.

Mon 13 Dec 2021, 19:30, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne meeting: 19:30 meeting opens.

Wed 15 Dec 2021, 20:15, Orwell Park Observatory, OASI@Orwell Park. General observing.

Full events list, with contact details for further information.


Recent observations and activities

202111221_fireballs_sm.png A fireball in Perseus and Cassiopeia imaged by three OASI cameras, 22 November 2021. More

20211102_IC342_JWH.png Galaxy IC432 in Camelopardalis, 02 November 2021, John Hughes. More

20211029_NGC281_AG.jpg Nebula NGC281, 28-29 October 2021, Andy Gibbs. More

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Inspiration4 carrying four amateur astronauts during its first day orbiting Earth. 16 September 2021, Nigel Evans. More