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Haere Mai, Welcome

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COMET CATALINA 

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.

Accomodation Oxford

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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 

 are   for

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.

The Observatory is available for our students, for students of other schools in the District and for anyone in the wider community. At Oxford we pride ourselves in this facility and we are committed to facilitate education in astronomy for all ages.
We organise observation nights, special events, night classes for adults and of course support our own Science classes. Individuals, both students and community members are welcome to participate in research projects that require the use of our facilities.

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