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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

Today
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Total Solar Eclipse USA.
15 Sep 2017
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Cassini grand finale; impact with Saturn..
17 Nov 2017
23:00 UTC  
Leonids meteor shower.
13 Dec 2017
18:00 UTC  
Geminids meteor shower.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

24 Aug 2017
   
Brian Morton  –  ESA Space Expo - ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands
31 Aug 2017
   
Members and Guests  –  Observing Copernicus on Gibbous moon
07 Sep 2017
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Ray Villard  –  The James Webb Space Telescope (NASA Live web link)
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

21 Aug 2017
Total Solar Eclipse USA
08 Sep 2017
AstroKyds  –  60 years since Sputnik
23 Sep 2017
LAS Equinox Skycamp  –  Main event day at Kelling Heath. Extended camping 18 - 29 Sep
 
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