Saturday 25 April 21:44 UT
Moon's Age 7.1 days
(at first quarter)
Next new moon 18 May 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

30 Apr 2015
LAS Members  –  March 20th Solar Eclipse Reports
07 May 2015
LAS Members  –  Bring and Buy Sale
14 May 2015
Tony Sizer  –  Ice Worlds
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

08 May 2015
Astrokyds - Planetary Peekaboo
12 Jun 2015
Astrokyds - How to be an Astronaut
27 Jun 2015
Dee  –  Summer Solstice Meal - Wo Fat, Loughton
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 24 Apr 2015
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