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Next new moon 24 Sep 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

02:29 UTC  
Autumn Equinox (northern hemisphere).
07 Oct 2014
 −   −   −
Uranus at Opposition (mag 5.9 dia 3.6 sec).
08 Oct 2014
10:25 ⇒
11:24 UTC  
Total Lunar Eclipse (Not visible in UK).

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

25 Sep 2014
Open Observing  –  Observing (or Nasa DVD "Friends and Rivals")
02 Oct 2014
Jonathan Daniels  –  The Autumn Skies
09 Oct 2014
Prof Nigel Mason OBE  –  Astrobiology-The Cradle of Life
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

22 Sep 2014
Autumn Equinox Sky Camp  –  Kelling Heath - Extended astronomy camping starts
26 Sep 2014
Autumn Equinox Sky Camp  –  Kelling Heath - Main weekend
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems

From the Gallery Page

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