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 08 July 2019, 19:00.
More on joining OASI.
More on OASI@Newbourne.
Recent activities and observations. More.
|| Noctilucent cloud by members of OASI, 21 June 2019. More.
|| The International Space Station (ISS), 24 May 2019, Andy Gibbs. More.
|| Reflection nebula NGC7023 in Cepheus, 21 May 2019, John Hughes. More.
|| Fading of Gyulbudaghian's Variable Nebula, January-May 2019, Mike Harlow. More.
|| Evolution of a solar prominence, 19-22 April 2019, Martin Cook. More.
|| Members of OASI setting up at the Bentley Star Party, 13 April 2019. More.