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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

01 Sep 2015
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Neptune at Opposition (Mag 7.8).
04 Sep 2015
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Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation.
23 Sep 2015
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Autumn Equinox.
28 Sep 2015
02:11 ⇒
03:23 UTC  
Total Lunar Eclipse visible UK.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

06 Aug 2015
LAS Members  –  2004 Transit of Venus slides and recollections
13 Aug 2015
LAS Members  –  DVD: Apollo missions after Apollo 11 including Apollo 13
20 Aug 2015
Konrad Malin-Smith  –  Hydrogen in the Universe
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

11 Sep 2015
Astrokyds - A New Seasons Starts
09 Oct 2015
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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