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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

26 Feb 2017
12:10 ⇒
17:36 UTC  
Annular Solar Eclipse South America & Africa.
02 Mar 2017
03:00 UTC  
Neptune conjunction with Sun.
11 Nov 2019
 −   −   −
Transit of Mercury - Details nearer date.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

23 Feb 2017
Public and Members  –  Observing
02 Mar 2017
LAS Members only  –  Annual General Meeting
09 Mar 2017
Public and Members  –  Scope Doctor
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

10 Mar 2017
AstroKyds  –  Technology in Space
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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