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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

06 Jun 2015
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Venus at Greatest eastern elongation.
21 Jun 2015
16:38 UTC  
Summer Solstice (northern hemisphere).
24 Jun 2015
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Mercury Greatest Western Elongation.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

28 May 2015
Elias Brinks  –  Radio Astronomy
04 Jun 2015
Professor Nigel Mason  –  Astrobiology: The Cradle of Life
11 Jun 2015
Dr John Fisher  –  History of Astronomy
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

12 Jun 2015
Astrokyds - How to be an Astronaut
27 Jun 2015
Dee  –  Summer Solstice Meal - Wo Fat, Loughton
10 Jul 2015
Astrokyds - Comets and Meteors
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 25 May 2015

From the Gallery Page

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