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Thursday 05 March 06:28 UT
Moon's Age 14.3 days
(full)
Next new moon 20 Mar 2015
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A montage of pictures taken by members Ken Harrison and Steve Durr
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

20 Mar 2015
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Total Solar Eclipse Arctic Ocean - Partial UK.
20 Mar 2015
10:45 UTC  
Spring equinox.
07 May 2015
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Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

05 Mar 2015
   
LAS members  –  Annual General Meeting
12 Mar 2015
 *
Gary Auker  –  Mapping Dark Matter with the LSST
19 Mar 2015
   
Open Observing  –  If cloudy, Space DVD
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

13 Mar 2015
Astrokyds - Eclipses, Transits and Occultations.
08 May 2015
Astrokyds - Fun with the Cosmos
12 Jun 2015
Astrokyds - Fun with Astronomy
 
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 4 Mar 2015
 

From the Gallery Page

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