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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

11 Nov 2019
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Transit of Mercury - Details nearer date.
01 Apr 2045
11:59 UTC  
Moon grazing occultation of Polaris - visible
Theydon Bois.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

26 Jan 2017
Richard Deighton  –  Werner Von Braun
02 Feb 2017
Public and Members  –  Observing the first quarter Moon.
09 Feb 2017
LAS Members  –  The Great Debate: Subject TBA
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

05 Feb 2017
LAS public observing  –  for the whole family - 18:30 to 20:45 - Scout Hall, all welcome
10 Feb 2017
AstroKyds  –  Nebulae and Stellar Nurseries
10 Mar 2017
AstroKyds  –  Technology in Space
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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