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

Meridian Treasure Hunt – 6th June 2004

On the 6th June 2004, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Greenwich Meridian, the Orpington Astronomical Society held a treasure hunt from Sheffield Park …

An Evening with the Stars – 5th March 2004

The weather was looking extremely un-promising as members converged on Greenwich Park for this event, but even without the clear skies it was an enjoyable …

Winter Deep Sky Camp – 20th to 22nd February 2004

When it comes down to it, winter is a time when there is very little heat – basically it’s cold, very very cold. But there …

Society Annual Dinner – 28th November 2003

The Annual Society Dinner at Ferrari’s in East Street, Bromley, was a very enjoyable evening. The already excellent menu had been augmented with some excellent …

Deep Sky Camp – 24th to 27th October 2003

The Deep Sky Camp was a fantastic success. All the members that came had a really enjoyable time. Even though the weather was quite cold, …

National Astronomy Week – 23rd to 30th August 2003

Saturday 23rd August – The Bromley Library Display openened. Throughout National Astronomy Week the O.A.S. had a display in cabinets at the library, showing various …

Starbecue – 5th July 2003

It was the perfect weather – not too hot not too cold. It most certainly did not rain. As usual the Hemmings turned out in …

Craig Telescope Dig – 28th & 29th June 2003

It was never going to be an easy task to find the remains of the Craig Telescope that once stood on the Wandsworth Common. Greg …

The Herschel Museum in Bath, and Stonehenge – 15th June 2003

Delphine writes: The bus picked us up at the Orpington War Memorial early [I mean really early] on a beautiful Sunday morning. First we visited …

Bromley Adult Learners’ Day – 10th May 2003

Bromley Council, through their Adult Learners Programme invited the OAS to put on a display at Bromley Central Library on Saturday 10th May. Always keen …

Transit of Mercury – 6th May 2003

On Tuesday 6th May 2003, the society had arranged an all-night observing session culminating the following morning with a transit of Mercury – assuming the …

Mystery London Astro Tour – 27th April 2003

On Sunday 27th April the long awaited Magical London Astro Tour got under way. At about 10am, about thirty members of Society gathered at Hayes …

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