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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

21 Jan 2019
02:36 ⇒
07:48 UTC  
Total Lunar Eclipse.
11 Nov 2019
12:35 ⇒
18:04 UTC  
Transit of Mercury - Details nearer date.

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

18 Oct 2018
 *
Michael Foulkes  –  Uranus
25 Oct 2018
   
LAS Members  –  Miscellany evening and 50th Anniversary Update
01 Nov 2018
   
LAS Members & Guests  –  Observing in a Dark Sky
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

09 Nov 2018
AstroKyds  –  Preparing for the moon, ‘68 - now
10 Nov 2018
LAS 50th anniversary  –  Celebrate the day: planetarium and displays (am) and top speakers (pm)
14 Dec 2018
AstroKyds  –  Christmas Quiz
 
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