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Haere Mai, Welcome
A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE VISITORS
TO THE OBSERVATORY THIS YEAR
WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2015 SEASON
SUMMER OPENING TIMES AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
IF YOU ARE VISITING OXFORD AND STAYING IN THE TOWNSHIP THE OBSERVATORY IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DURING SUMMER DUE TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS.
PLEASE CONTACT JAMES TO ARRANGE A VISIT TO THE OBSERVATORY.
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
was a HUGE success in advertising the Observatory to the local community. We look forward to next years 10th Anniversary event and it promises to be bigger and better.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS OUT OF THIS WORLD c
Kidsfest was a great response. This was the first year the Observatory had registered for the school holiday programme and we will be doing it again in 2016 with some great star spotting activities for the kids.
ASTRONOMY FOR BEGINNERS NIGHT CLASS
Erik Vermaat was our tutor for the recent Astronomy for Beginners Night Class.
We had 9 people attend and hope they enjoyed the course material and observing.
We will be offering the course again in 2016 together with Astronomy II and a Practical Astronomy course.
THE FAMOUS 5
FIVE 18" TELESCOPES
use at the Observatory in 2016.
SPECIAL THANKS to Stephen Svensson of SAS OPTICAL for supplying the 18"mirror blanks.
The Observatory at Oxford Area School was opened on 16 June 2006.
It houses a Meade LX200 10" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope
owned by the Science Department.