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OASI@Newbourne holds meetings at Newbourne Village Hall, a relatively dark-sky site within easy reach of Ipswich. Meetings are generally held twice a month.

When the sky is clear, OASI@Newbourne observes the heavens using a range of telescopes. (No telescopes are stored on site: members and visitors are encouraged to bring their own portable instruments.) On cloudy nights, there is generally a mixture of socialising, telescope "fettling" and planning the next observing project! During summer months, when dark nights are short, workshops and other talks are scheduled.

If you're contemplating joining OASI, please consider attending one of the meetings of OASI@Newbourne. There you can talk to some of our enthusiastic members who will share with you their passion for astronomy and tell you about OASI and its activities. You may join OASI at a group meeting.

Dates and directions for meetings of OASI@Newbourne are available on our Events page.

Martin Richmond-Hardy is coordinator of OASI@Newbourne. If you are interested in attending a meeting or would like more information, please contact him by email: newbourne@oasi.org.uk. The address of the hall is: Newbourne Village Hall, Mill Lane, Newbourne, IP12 4NP. Google map of the location.

20230213_MT_reassembly_MRH_4.jpg The OASI Millennium Telescope being re-assembled after its mirrors were resilvered, 13 February 2023.

20160314_GW+BH_MW_5338.jpg Simulation of curved space-time during a workshop on gravitational waves and black holes, 14 March 2016.

20150810_OAN_JMA_4766.jpg Radio aeriel used to detect radar "pings" from Persed meteors, 10 August 2015.

20130211_OAN_fettle_MN.jpg Telescope "fettling" on a rainy night, 02 February 2013.

20230227_aurora_MW_6489.jpg Aurora seen from Newbourne, 27 February 2023.

20230227_JB_talk_MW_9269.jpg John Barbrook giving a talk about constructing a telescope in the 1950s, 27 February 2023.

20161128_OAN_Atik_laptop_DM.jpg Image of the Orion Nebula produced by the Atik Infinity camera during an observing session after Andy's talk, 28 November 2016.

20181022_NVH_imaging_AH_3.jpg Astro-imaging, 22 October 2018.

20140414_OAN_obs_DM.jpg Observing session, 14 April 2014. (A long exposure causes "ghosting" of the image.)

20131219_OAN_MN.jpg Preparing for an observing session, 19 December 2013.

20131014_OAN_BDay_MN.jpg First birthday celebration of the group, 14 October 2013.

20130720_NVH_Funday.jpg Village hall Funday, 20 July 2013.