Due to COVID-19, all OASI gatherings are cancelled until further notice. In the meantime, all meetings are held via Zoom, open to all members of the Society. To receive an invitation to Zoom meetings, please email the Treasurer via email@example.com. Members who have previously registered for Skype meetings will automatically be registered for Zoom. If in doubt, contact the Treasurer.
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 Zoom.
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 Zoom.
More on joining OASI.
More on OASI@Newbourne.
Recent activities and observations. More.
|| A meteor streaks through Aries and Cetus in the dawn twilight of 04 August 2020, Alan Smith. More
|| The Sun displays two active regions and a prominence estimated at 152,000 km in length, 31 July 2020, John Hughes. More
|| Comet C/2020 F3, 30 July 2020, Nigel Evans. After a spectacular apparition, the comet is fading rapidly. More
|| Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), 19 July 2020, Martin Cook.
|| Spectrum of C/2020 F3 shows strong sodium emission, 13 July 2020, Mike Harlow.
|| Noctilucent clouds, 05 July 2020, Andy Gibbs. More