Oxfordshire

County Coordinator: Dr Roger Hutchins

email: roger.hutchins@btinternet.com

An overview of Astronomy in Oxfordshire – Dr Roger Hutchins

Astronomers

Observatories

Societies and organisations

Bicester Astronomy Club (BAC), founded 2017.  Meeting held at Bure Farm – no other details on facebook.

Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group (CNAAG), founded 2005.  Members meet several time a year at the Methodist Church Hall, Chipping Norton.

Oxford University Space and Astronomical Society (OUSAS) – University members and their families – appears defunct since 2016.

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire, participates in outreach and international meetings, see:www.scitech.ac.uk/PandS/Events/events.aspx

Useful addresses:

The Bodleian Library

Main Enquiry Desk, Bodleian Library, Oxford University Library Services, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG

reader.services@ouls.ox.ac.uk

01865 277162

(The Archive holds those of the University Observatory 1875 onwards, and various correspondences of the University’s astronomers. The Library holds the Radcliffe Trust Records with a wealth of material relating to the Radcliffe Observatory 1772-1935).

Keeper of the Archive: Mr Simon Bailey enquiries@oua.ox.ac.uk

Oxfordshire Record Office

St. Lukes Church, Temple Rd, Oxford, OX4 2HT, 01865 398200

Oxford Local Studies

Oxfordshire Studies, Central Library, Westgate, Oxford, OX1 1DJ
01865 815749 oxfordshire.studies@oxfordshire.gov.uk

(A rich collection, excellent facilities, skilled staff. But there are threats of reduced days open, or merger with ORC, so essential to check before visiting).

Oxfordshire Society for Family History

Highly organised, friendly and helpful. Check: http://www.ofhs.org.uk

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