OASI is a society for anyone interested in astronomy. We are based at Orwell Park Observatory and Newbourne Village Hall and the majority of our members live in the counties of Suffolk and Essex. Our members enjoy a wide range of interests in the subject and include those with a casual interest, through occasional observers, to dedicated amateurs with specialist skills in visual and photographic observing, constructing telescopes, public education in astronomy and the history of astronomy. Our activities include:
regular observing sessions at Orwell Park Observatory and Newbourne Village Hall;
occasional field trips to observe grazing lunar occultations and meteor showers;
winter season astronomy workshops hosted by members of OASI;
winter season lectures, most by external speakers;
activities jointly with neighbouring astronomical societies;
Our current membership is over 120. We are a UK registered charity (no. 271313) founded in 1967.
If you are interested in finding out more about OASI or in joining, please consider attending one of the meetings of our Newbourne Observing Group. There you will meet some of our enthusiastic members who will share with you their passion for astronomy and tell you about OASI and the activities that we pursue.