Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)

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Visit Orwell Park Observatory

Larger map of observatory entrance.

Taster Evenings

Taster evenings provide an opportunity for individuals to visit Orwell Park Observatory. They are also ideal for prospective members of OASI to attend before joining.

The date of the next taster evening is TBA. Details will be posted here when known.

Group Visits

We open Orwell Park Observatory by arrangement for visits by groups (e.g. social clubs, Scouts, hobby groups, etc). We host visits on Thursday evenings 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 tour@oasi.org.uk. Please indicate the number of visitors and provide a contact email address and telephone number.

About Taster Evenings And Group Visits

For taster evenings and group visits, enter at red marker ("observatory entrance").

Two or more experienced members of OASI are assigned to host each taster evening and group visit. They will generally cover the following topics, although these can be varied depending on the particular interests of visitors:


Observatory tour on YouTube.

Larger map of open evening entrance.

Open Evenings

Enter at purple marker ("open evening entrance").

We hold observatory open evenings annually.

It is not necessary to book to attend an open evening - simply turn up for the event.

Our address is:

Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
c/o Orwell Park School
IP10 0ER

Our next open evening will be in 2024 (TBC).

Previous open evenings.

Please Note

Access to the observatory is via two flights of stairs and a spiral staircase.

There are no toilet facilities at the observatory.