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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

27 Jul 2018
20:21 ⇒
23:28 UTC  
Total Lunar Eclipse as Moon rises: 3.5 deg
above horizon.
21 Jan 2019
02:36 ⇒
07:48 UTC  
Total Lunar Eclipse.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

28 Jun 2018
Professor James Hough  –  The Gravitational Universe
05 Jul 2018
Jonathan and Ken  –  Summer Skies
12 Jul 2018
Dr Renske Smit  –  The very first stars and galaxies
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

13 Jul 2018
AstroKyds  –  60 Years of NASA
    Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


On the Gallery Page

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