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.
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Lecture 26 October 2018 - Postponed
The lecture by Dr Matt Bothwell, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Monsters in the Dark: Searching for the Most Massive Galaxies in the Universe has been postponed. Details will be posted in the OASI events list when it is rearranged.
Our next lecture by a guest speaker is on 23 November 2018 - consult our events list for details.
BAA "Back to Basics" Workshop
On 02 March 2019, OASI is hosting a BAA "Back to Basics" Workshop.
Venue: Museum Street Methodist Church, 17 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF (map).
Aim: Talks and practical sessions to help you learn basic techniques of astronomy and develop your interest. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.
More information: BAA website.
||Registration & tea/coffee
||Official welcome - Mr Callum Potter (BAA President)
||What astronomy can I do? - Mrs Hazel Collett
||What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Stewart Moore
||Lunar observing & workshop – Mr Nick James
||OASI - speaker TBA
||Comets - Nick James TBC
||Deep sky observing – Mr Callum Potter
||Feedback, Q&A & raffle
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 22 October 2018, 19:00.
More on joining OASI.
More on OASI@Newbourne.
Recent observations. More observations.
|| All-sky camera captures a fireball with a distinct terminal flare, 09 October 2018, Alan Smith. More.
|| M27, the Dumbbell Nebula in narrowband light, 07 October 2018, Andy Gibbs. More.
|| A large prominence on the solar limb, Martin Cook, 29 September 2018. More.
|| Star Hipparcos 21630 about to be occulted by the Moon, 03 September 2018, James Appleton. More.
|| Mars, Mike O'Mahony, 01 August 2018. More.
|| Rich star fields in Sagittarius observed from La Palma, Nigel Evans, 16 May 2018. More.