Thursday 28 August 23:14 UT
Moon's Age 3.4 days
(waxing crescent)
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

Tomorrow
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Neptune at Opposition (mag 7.8 dia 2.3 sec).
21 Sep 2014
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Mercury Greatest Elongation - Evening.
23 Sep 2014
02:29 UTC  
Autumn Equinox (northern hemisphere).

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

28 Aug 2014
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Greg Smye-Rumsby  –  Uranus - a Story of Planetary Catastrophe
04 Sep 2014
   
Wayne Asher  –  Exploring Europa
11 Sep 2014
   
Elliss Sharpe  –  NASA Revealed
* 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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