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Moon's Age 29.3 days
Next new moon 18 Dec 2017
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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

23 Dec 2017
17:00 UTC  
Ursids meteor shower.
03 Jan 2018
17:00 UTC  
Quadrantids meteor shower.
11 Nov 2019
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Transit of Mercury - Details nearer date.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

21 Dec 2017
Members and Guests  –  Social at Cricket Club
28 Dec 2017
No meeting  –  Happy New Year
04 Jan 2018
Members and Guests  –  Observing the full Moon
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

12 Jan 2018
AstroKyds  –  Volcanoes in the Solar System
09 Feb 2018
AstroKyds  –  Comets, Asteroids and Meteors
09 Mar 2018
AstroKyds  –  The Moon
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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