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

Public Perseid Meteor Watch – Friday 12th August 2005

By contrast with Deep Sky Camp, the clouds gathered, and the skies remained obscured for the whole evening. Nevertheless a couple of dozen gathered at …

Summer Deep Sky Camp – 5th to 8th August 2005

The Summer Deep Sky Camp was held as usual in Penny’s Field, Headcorn over the weekend of 5th – 8th August 2005. The skies were …

Starbecue – 2nd July 2005

Another excellent barbecue, with plenty of food, drink and conversation. The sky remained overcast, but it did not rain or get too cold, and we …

Royal Astronomical Society Library – 23rd April 2005

This Saturday was the day appointed for our visit to the Royal Astronomical Society’s library, and by 10:30am 15 of us had gathered at the …

An Evening with the Stars – 18th February 2005

Our chairman, Paul Whitmarsh writes: Looking at the sky on Friday 18th February was most depressing, as tonight we were to go to Greenwich for …

Winter Deep Sky Camp – 5th to 7th February 2005

Winter Deep Sky Camp this year was held at the usual venue over the weekend of February 5th to 7th.

Society Dinner – 21st January 2005

The Annual Society Dinner was again held at Ferrari’s in Bromley. More than thirty members and friends gathered for an evening of gastronomy and conversation, …

Autumn Deep Sky Camp – 15th to 18th October 2004

Autumn Deep Sky Camp this year was held at the usual venue over the weekend of 15th – 18th October.

Leicester Space Centre – 12th September 2004

The Leicester Space Centre is home to a wide variety of space-related artefacts, and was a fascinating place to visit. Among the exhibits are the …

Summer Deep Sky Camp – 13th to 16th August 2004

Summer Deep Sky Camp this year was held at the usual venue over the weekend of 13th to 16th August.

Ray and Sandra’s Starbecue – 3rd July 2004

The weather wasn’t quite as kind to us this year. We did get a few very light showers during the afternoon, but nothing heavy enough …

Transit of Venus – 8th June 2004

The 2004 Transit of Venus was well-seen from Tripes Farm. The skies stayed clear throughout the event, making this a day to remember.

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