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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 Jan 2015
06:36 UTC  
Earth at perihelion.
06 Feb 2015
19:12 UTC  
Jupiter at Opposition.
20 Mar 2015
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Total Solar Eclipse Arctic Ocean - Partial UK.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

25 Dec 2014
No Meeting  –  Christmas Day
01 Jan 2015
No Meeting  –  New Years Day
08 Jan 2015
Open Observing  –  Observing or NASA DVD on Apollo 11
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

09 Jan 2015
Astrokyds - Life Cycle of Stars
13 Feb 2015
Astrokyds - Venus and Mars, Our Cosmic Neighbours.
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems

From the Gallery Page

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