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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
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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

22 Feb 2018
Public and Members  –  Observing 1st quarter moon (LAS Reflectors workshop if cloudy)
01 Mar 2018
LAS Members  –  Annual General Meeting
08 Mar 2018
LAS Members  –  Miscellany Evening
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

24 Feb 2018
LAS public observing  –  Public observing for the whole family - 18:30 to 20:45 - Scout Hall
09 Mar 2018
AstroKyds  –  The Moon
24 Mar 2018
LAS with National Trust  –  Public observing at Takeley Hatfield Forest. See NT website for tickets
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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