Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
Visit Orwell Park Observatory
Observatory tours provide an opportunity for individuals to visit Orwell Park Observatory.
Observatory tour on YouTube.
Tours start at 8.15pm on the following dates:
Places on observatory tours must be booked in advance. Demand is high so we ask you to book in good time - we cannot accommodate last-minute requests!
We ask for a minimum donation of £3 per visitor (payable during the visit) to assist with running costs of the observatory.
Email us to arrange an observatory tour at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a contact email address and telephone number.
Covid restrictions: the maximum group size is 15; visitors are requested to wear face coverings (unless exempt).
We open Orwell Park Observatory by arrangement for visits by groups (e.g. social clubs, Scouts, hobby groups, etc). Group visits are on Thursday evenings, from 04 November 2021 onwards, starting at 8.15pm.
Group visits must be booked in advance. We ask you to book in good time - we cannot accommodate last-minute requests!
We charge £50 for a visit by an adult group and £30 for a youth group.
Email us to arrange a group visit at email@example.com. Please indicate the number of visitors and provide a contact email address and telephone number.
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Two or more experienced members of OASI are assigned to host each observatory tour and group visit. They will generally cover the following topics, although these can be varied depending on the particular interests of visitors:
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We hold observatory Open Days annually.
It is not necessary to book in advance for an Open Day - simply attend on the day.
We do not currently have a date for our next Open Day. Details will be published here when known.
Further information. Previous Open Days.