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Next new moon 15 Feb 2018
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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

06 Mar 2018
 −   −   −
Moon, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn close in
pre-dawn sky.
11 Nov 2019
12:35 ⇒
18:04 UTC  
Transit of Mercury - Details nearer date.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

25 Jan 2018
Members and Guests  –  Observing a 1st Quarter Moon (LAS Refractors workshop if cloudy)
01 Feb 2018
Richard Deighton  –  The Golden Age of Amateur Astronomy
08 Feb 2018
Wayne Asher  –  The Apollo Moon Hoax, Hoax
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

24 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
AstroKyds  –  Comets, Asteroids and Meteors
24 Feb 2018
LAS public observing  –  Public observing for the whole family - 18:30 to 20:45 - Scout Hall
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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