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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

11 Nov 2019
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Transit of Mercury - Details nearer date.
01 Apr 2045
11:59 UTC  
Moon grazing occultation of Polaris - visible
Theydon Bois.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

06 Oct 2016
Dr David Whitehouse  –  Journey to the Centre of the Earth
13 Oct 2016
Dr Emma Woodfield  –  Space Weather
20 Oct 2016
Dr Sheila Crosby  –  Las Palmas Observatory (Live lecture from Las Palmas)
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

14 Oct 2016
LAS  –  Astrokyds - Black Holes and the Death of Stars
11 Nov 2016
LAS  –  Astrokyds - Constellations and the Zodia
09 Dec 2016
LAS  –  Christmas Quiz
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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