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Moon's Age 15.1 days
Next new moon 11 Dec 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

21 Dec 2015
04:48 UTC  
NOT the solstice listed by some sources..
22 Dec 2015
04:48 UTC  
Winter Solstice (northern hemisphere).
29 Dec 2015
 −   −   −
Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation.
09 May 2016
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Transit of Mercury - Afternoon - Details
nearer date.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

26 Nov 2015
Martin Lewis  –  Planetary Imaging
03 Dec 2015
Ken Harrison  –  The 2015 Christmas Quiz
10 Dec 2015
Alan Marriott  –  Observing with the 20 inch telescope (or talk if cloudy)
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

11 Dec 2015
Astrokyds  –  Christmas Quiz
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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