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Next new moon 18 Apr 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

07 May 2015
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Mercury Greatest Eastern Elongation.
23 May 2015
02:24 UTC  
Saturn at Opposition.
06 Jun 2015
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Venus at Greatest eastern elongation.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

02 Apr 2015
Dr Mike Leggett  –  Exploration of the Dwarf Planets
09 Apr 2015
Dr Jonathan Butterworth  –  Discovery of the Higgs Boson and LHC Restart
16 Apr 2015
LAS Members  –  Captured Image Competition
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

08 May 2015
Astrokyds - Fun with the Cosmos
12 Jun 2015
Astrokyds - Fun with Astronomy
10 Jul 2015
Astrokyds - Fun and Astronomy
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 6 Mar 2015

From the Gallery Page

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