Orpington Astronomical Society
Event Reports

Event Reports

Here you’ll find reports of some of the various events and outings organised by the Society. If you were at one of these events and would like to correct or expand the report relating to it then please use the Society’s contact form.

Recent Reports

Winter Deep Sky Camp – 16th to 18th March 2007

Winter Deep Sky Camp was held at the campsite at Tuesnoad from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March.

Society Dinner – Friday 2nd March 2007

Our re-arranged Society Dinner was held at The Three Horseshoes in Knockholt, on Friday 2nd March. Twenty nine brave souls made the journey through the …

Autumn Deep Sky Camp – 17th to 19th November 2006

Autumn Deep Sky Camp was held at the campsite at Tuesnoad from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November. Friday, it was bright and windy to …

Science Museum Special Collection – 10th and 17th November 2006

On Fridays 10th and 17th November, groups of OAS members visited the Science Museum’s Astronomy collection. Jim Metha reports: A very enjoyable visit was organised …

Summer Deep Sky Camp – 25th to 28th August 2006

Summer Deep Sky Camp was held on the weekend of Friday 25th to Monday 28th August at a new (to us) field at Tuesnoad near …

Otford Solar System Model Walk – 7th May 2006

May 7th 2006 was a glorious sunny day, perfect for walking around the Solar System Walk at Otford. I had been looking forward to the …

Deep Sky Camp – 24th to 26th February 2006

This Winter Deep Sky Camps was memorable mainly for non-astronomical reasons. The rain of the previous two weeks had left the field very muddy. Cars …

Society Dinner – 13th January 2006

The Annual Society Dinner was held at The George in Hayes. A great many people turned up, and the restaurant was almost (but not quite) …

Mars from Greenwich – 9th December 2005

Again the weather favoured a Greenwich evening observing session, with a break in the mist allowing those who’d made their way to the old observatory …

An Evening with Mars – 12th November 2005

The weather did not look promising as we gathered at High Elms for a public observing session, so Greg stepped in to keep us amused …

Autumn Deep Sky Camp – 28th to 31st October 2005

Despite some extremely wet weather, twenty six members and friends camped in Penny’s Field near Headcorn, and enjoyed a very successful Deep Sky Camp.

IMAX 3D Spectacular – Sunday 16th October 2005

The Society’s outing to see “Magnificent Desolation” on Sunday afternoon was a success, and a fine way to round off the Society’s 25th anniversary weekend.

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