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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 Aug 2017
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Total Solar Eclipse USA.
11 Nov 2019
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Transit of Mercury - Details nearer date.
01 Apr 2045
11:59 UTC  
Ooops! We seem to have run out of data. Don't

Next 3 Thursday Evening Meetings

27 Jul 2017
Alan Marriott  –  Astro Systems and BCF circa 1988 to 1993
03 Aug 2017
LAS Members Debate  –  Should NASA divert exoplanet funding to Solar System missions?
10 Aug 2017
Members and guests  –  Summer Barbeque
* Outside Speaker

Other Programme Events Coming Up

08 Aug 2017
Perseid Meteor shower  –  Start watching, peaks around 12th -13th August
21 Aug 2017
Total Solar Eclipse USA
08 Sep 2017
AstroKyds  –  60 years since Sputnik
unknown on unknown     Changes & Problems 10 Jul 2015


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