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Next new moon 08 Feb 2016
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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

09 May 2016
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Transit of Mercury - Afternoon - Details
nearer date.
22 May 2016
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Mars at Opposition - 18.4 arc-seconds.
30 May 2016
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Mars at closest to Earth - 18.6 arc-seconds.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

11 Feb 2016
Damian Peach  –  High resolution astrophotography
18 Feb 2016
LAS Members  –  The Great Mars Debate
25 Feb 2016
Alan Marriott  –  Planetary Nebula
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

12 Feb 2016
AstroKyds  –  The ISS and other Space Stations
13 Feb 2016
Public observing  –  stargazing for the whole family - 18:30 to 20:45 - All welcome
11 Mar 2016
AstroKyds  –  Black Holes and Other Universes
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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