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

31 Mar 2018
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Another Blue moon - the 2nd in 2018.
27 Jul 2018
20:21 ⇒
23:28 UTC  
Total Lunar Eclipse as Moon rises: 3.5 deg
above horizon.
21 Jan 2019
02:36 ⇒
07:48 UTC  
Total Lunar Eclipse.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

22 Mar 2018
Dr Gregory Hunt  –  Highlights from the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn’
29 Mar 2018
Malcolm Zack  –  Spring Skies
05 Apr 2018
Public and Members  –  Observing
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

24 Mar 2018
LAS with National Trust  –  Public observing at Takeley Hatfield Forest. See NT website for tickets
    Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


On the Gallery Page

More Gallery Pictures →