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Welcome to the LAS website.

Loughton Astronomical Society is the home of astronomy in West Essex. We meet on Thursday evenings between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Scout Hall, off Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois. Visitors are always welcome, no need to call just turn up. Click the "Find us" tab above for travel details.

We welcome all levels of experience. If you are serious, curious, want to learn or just fill an evening then come along. Try one of our observing evenings and look through the telescopes. Sorry we cannot guarantee the weather.

For our younger observers (6-14 years) we have a junior section that meets monthly (except April and August). Click the "Astrokyds" tab above for full details. Please bring a responsible adult.

Meanwhile, why not browse our website, check out our Gallery page or play with the star charts and orreries (blue buttons left).

Astro-Events Coming Up

06 Jul 2015
08:40 UTC  
Earth at Aphelion.
01 Sep 2015
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Neptune at Opposition (Mag 7.8).
04 Sep 2015
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Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

02 Jul 2015
   
Jonathan and Dorothy  –  Summer Skies and Constellation Lore + Solar & Planet observing
09 Jul 2015
   
Wayne Asher  –  Mars: why we can't go there - yet.
16 Jul 2015
 *
Alan Chapman  –  Sir John Herschel.
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

10 Jul 2015
Astrokyds - Comets and Meteors
11 Jul 2015
Dee  –  Trip to Southend Planetarium - 11 am
 
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 27 Jun 2015

 

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