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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

16:06 ⇒
17:08 UTC  
Lunar Occultation of Saturn.
01 Nov 2014
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Mercury Greatest Elongation - Morning.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

30 Oct 2014
Andy Gannon  –  Planetary Imaging:Equipment, Techniques and Processing Methods
06 Nov 2014
LAS Members  –  Fireworks Night and Nibbles
13 Nov 2014
Prof Jonathan Tennyson  –  The Search for Extraterrestrial Unintelligence
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

14 Nov 2014
AstroKyds  –  Space flight and living in space
06 Dec 2014
LAS committee  –  Christmas Meal
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems

From the Gallery Page

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