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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.

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.

Details will be published here when finalised.

Upcoming events

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

Thu 21 Oct 2021, 20:00, Zoom, Monthly Zoom meeting.

Mon 25 Oct 2021, 19:30, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne meeting: 19:30 meeting opens; 19:45 Sky Notes by Bill Barton, FRAS.

Wed 27 Oct 2021, 20:15, Orwell Park Observatory, OASI@Orwell Park. General observing.

Full events list, with contact details for further information.


Recent observations and activities

20211011_M27_AG.png M27, the Dumbell Nebula, 11 October 2021, Andy Gibbs. More

20210927_211405_AJS_compilation.jpg De-orbit burn of the Centaur RL10 launch vehicle employed to place Landsat 9 into orbit, 27 September 2021, Alan Smith. More

/Obsvns/nebulae/20210923_Sh2-155_JWH.png Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula, 23 September 2021, John Hughes. More

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