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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

16 Jul 2019
21:30 UTC  
Partial lunar eclipse - imaging practice for
Jan 2020.
26 Jul 2019
01:15 UTC  
Asteroid blink - 489 Comacina occults TYC

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

30 May 2019
Peter Bull MBE FRAS  –  An Overview of Cosmology
06 Jun 2019
Jonathan Daniels  –  Summer Skies
13 Jun 2019
Public Stargazing  –  Solar Observing then Mercury, Moon - visitors welcome
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

14 Jun 2019
AstroKyds  –  Women in Space and AstroKyds’ 20th
12 Jul 2019
AstroKyds  –  50 years since Apollo 11 Moon landing
    Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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