Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
Open Day Programme,
28 September 1974
- 14:00 Open Day starts.
- 14:30 Film & slide show. Meet by 2.20pm in refreshment room.
- 17:30 Film & slide show. Meet by 5.20pm in refreshment room.
- 19:00 (approx) grand draw.
- 19:30 Viewing the heavens through the Orwell Park Refractor (weather permitting).
- 23:00 (approx) Open Day ends.
Display Of Members' Equipment In The Refreshment Room
- 6″ home constructed reflector, Charles Radley.
- 4½″ reflector, David Barnard. For sale £45 ONO.
- 3″ refractor, Tom Cardot.
- 2½″ refractor, Roy Cheesman.
- 2½″ refractor, Mark Cachill.
- 2″ refractor, Vernon Wilkes.
Display In Club Room In Observatory Tower
- History of the Orwell Park Refractor and of the Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich).
- Star maps.
- Various maps, books and astronomical magazines.
- Photographs taken by members of the Society either through their own instruments or with the Orwell Park Telescope.
- 2½″ refracting telescope under the supervision of Mr. D. Barnard observing sunspots during the day and observing the heavens during the evening (weather permitting).
- Orwell Park Refractor and transit telescope built in 1872 by Troughton & Sims of London.
- During daylight the Orwell Park Refractor will be used for looking at the countryside around Nacton and during the night will be used for observing the heavens, including the Moon, Jupiter, star clusters etc. (weather permitting).
- Refreshments will be available during the afternoon and early evening.
- Members will be available throughout the Open Day to answer any questions you may have.
- Draw tickets and photographs of telescope and observatory on sale in Refreshment Room.