Friday 19 December 17:26 UT
Moon's Age 27.2 days
(nearing new)
Next new moon 22 Dec 2014
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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

21 Dec 2014
23:03 UTC  
Winter Solstice (northern hemisphere).
04 Jan 2015
06:36 UTC  
Earth at perihelion.
06 Feb 2015
19:12 UTC  
Jupiter at Opposition.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

25 Dec 2014
   
No Meeting  –  Christmas Day
01 Jan 2015
   
No Meeting  –  New Years Day
08 Jan 2015
   
Open Observing  –  Observing or NASA DVD on Apollo 11
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

09 Jan 2015
Astrokyds - Life Cycle of Stars
13 Feb 2015
Astrokyds - Venus and Mars, Our Cosmic Neighbours.
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems
 

From the Gallery Page

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