Friday 30 January 02:33 UT
Moon's Age 9.6 days
(past 1st quarter)
Next new moon 18 Feb 2015
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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 Feb 2015
19:12 UTC  
Jupiter at Opposition.
24 Feb 2015
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Mercury Greatest Western Elongation.
20 Mar 2015
10:45 UTC  
Spring equinox.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

05 Feb 2015
LAS members  –  Astronomy Video
12 Feb 2015
Prof. Carolin Crawford  –  Comets - Visitors from the frozen edge of the Solar System
19 Feb 2015
Open Observing /Alan M  –  Alan M. on LAS Eqpt---observing if clear
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

13 Feb 2015
Astrokyds - Venus and Mars, Our Cosmic Neighbours.
13 Mar 2015
Astrokyds - Eclipses, Transits and Occultations.
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems

From the Gallery Page

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