Public Access Events
25-26 May 2013, 11:00-16:00, solar observing in Christchurch Park. (Postponed from previous weekend due to bad weather.) Booking not necessary.
31 July 2013, 12:00-16:00, solar observing at Holywells Park Families Day. Booking not necessary.
26 August 2013, 10:00-15:00, solar observing at Alnesbourne Priory Club-house, Nacton. Booking not necessary.
14 or 21 September 2013 TBA, Holywells Park Star Party. Arrangements for booking TBA.
04 October 2013, talk and star party at Minsmere RSPB Reserve. Arrangements for booking TBA.
October 2013 TBA, Orwell Park Oservatory open days. Booking not necessary.
Details of all events.
Donate towards the restoration of Orwell Park Observatory. More information.
OASI is a society for anyone who has an interest in astronomy, telescopes, space travel and related matters. We are based at Orwell Park Observatory in the village of Nacton, near Ipswich, Suffolk, UK, and most members live in Ipswich, south-east Suffolk or north-east Essex.
Current membership numbers over 160. Members have a wide range of interests and abilities in astronomy; some have a general interest, and several advanced amateurs are also members, with interests in observing, constructing telescopes and other instrumentation and researching the history of astronomy, locally and nationally. OASI encourages and supports a wide range of astronomical activities and aims to host events and activities for all its members, whatever their level of astronomical knowledge and expertise. Our events include: observing sessions at Orwell Park and Newbourne Village Hall (and, occasionally, other locations); winter-season lectures; visits to places of astronomical interest; astronomy workshops; and social events.
OASI was founded in 1967 and is a UK registered charity, no 271313. It is affiliated to the British Astronomical Association (BAA), Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS), Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) and the Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA).
Orwell Park Observatory is equipped with several astronomical telescopes, of which the most notable is the 26 cm Tomline Refractor dating from 1874. The Society encourages use of the Tomline Refractor and other instruments and provides training where necessary. The observatory also houses a club meeting room and a library of astronomical books, periodicals and videos.
The Society produces a monthly newsletter that is distributed to all members.
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