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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

04 Oct 2017
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60 years anniversary of Sputnik.
17 Nov 2017
23:00 UTC  
Leonids meteor shower.
13 Dec 2017
18:00 UTC  
Geminids meteor shower.
23 Dec 2017
17:00 UTC  
Ursids meteor shower.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

28 Sep 2017
LAS Members  –  USA Eclipse Images and Anecdotes
05 Oct 2017
Jonathan and Malcolm  –  Autumn Skies
12 Oct 2017
Professor Carl Murray  –  Exploring Saturn
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

13 Oct 2017
AstroKyds  –  Cassini at Saturn - Farewell
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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