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.
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 27 August 2018, 19:00.
More on joining OASI.
More on OASI@Newbourne.
Visiting Orwell Park Observatory
Visitors are welcome at Orwell Park Observatory on our open days, monthly tours and group visits. Visits will resume in autumn 2018. Details will be posted here when finalised.
Recent additions to our observer's gallery. More observations.
|| An early Perseid meteor, 10 August 2018, James Appleton. More.
|| A large solar flare in Hα light, Martin Cook, 05 August 2018. More.
|| Mars, Mike O'Mahony, 01 August 2018. More.
|| Rich star fields in Sagittarius observed from La Palma, Nigel Evans, 16 May 2018. More.
|| A test of OASI's new ZWO ADC on planet Jupiter. Andy Gibbs, 06 May 2018. More.
|| The Coalsack and Large Magellanic Cloud seen from New Zealand, Neil J Short, 22 Apr 2018. More.