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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

09 Oct 2015
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Conjunction Crescent Moon, Venus, Jupiter and
12 Oct 2015
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Uranus at Opposition (Mag 5.7).
16 Oct 2015
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Mercury Greatest Western Elongation.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

08 Oct 2015
Dr Susanne Schwenzer  –  Exploring Mars
15 Oct 2015
Jonathan & Friends  –  Autumn Skies -observing if clear
22 Oct 2015
Allan Bell  –  Space Broadband
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

09 Oct 2015
Astrokyds  –  Galaxies and our Milky Way
13 Nov 2015
Astrokyds  –  The Start of Space and Time and Everything
20 Nov 2015
LAS committee  –  Mill Hill Observatory visit
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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