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OASI is a society for people interested in astronomy. We are based at Orwell Park Observatory and Newbourne Village Hall, both situated 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.

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Email for more information: info@oasi.org.uk



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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell


On 28 January 2022, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will present a Zoom lecture entitled Bursts, Bangs And Things That Go Bump In The Night: Transient Astronomy to members of OASI.

Upcoming events

Wed 19 Jan 2022, 20:15, Orwell Park Observatory, OASI@Orwell Park. General observing.

Thu 20 Jan 2022, 20:00, Zoom, Monthly Zoom meeting.

Sat 22 Jan 2022, 20:00, Zoom, AGM (held via Zoom due to the ongoing Covid pandemic). All members are invited to attend.

Mon 24 Jan 2022, 19:30, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne meeting: 19:30 meeting opens.

Full events list, with contact details for further information.


Recent observations and activities

20220113_IC405_JWH.png IC405, the Flaming Star Nebula, with stars other than AE Aurigae deleted from the image, 12-13 January 2022, John Hughes. More

20220110_054244_AJS_662_sm.jpg A fireball in Boötes ejects material forming a small cloud visible for several minutes before dispersing, 10 January 2022, Alan Smith. More

20220102_IC410_AG.jpg Nebula IC410, 01&November 2021-02 January 2022, Andy Gibbs. More

20211204_aurora_Meistervik_ML_8976.jpg A spectacular aurora seen from Meistervik, northern Norway, 04 December 2021, Matthew Leeks. More