Loughton Astronomical Society

Loughton Astronomical Society
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LAS meetings are held on a Thursday in the Scout Hall, Theydon Bois, starting at 8pm.
AstroKyds meetings as stated.

Visitors and guests are welcome at all meetings. Contact us if you want more information.

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30/05/2024  Elliss Sharpe and Malcolm Zack
The Transit of Venus 2004: 20 Years On

06/06/2024  Jonathan Daniels and Steve Ringwood
Imaging the Sun and Astronomy during the War

13/06/2024  LAS Eclipse Chasing Members
Eclipse Trip reports - USA 2024

14/06/2024  AstroKyds Junior Section
AstroKyds is the Junior section of the LAS.
6:30pm at St Mary's Church Hall

20/06/2024  LAS Members leading Solar Observing
Celebrate the Summer Solstice - safe viewing of the sun in white light and Hydrogen alpha.
Titbits & Miscellany evening if cloudy.

27/06/2024  LAS Members leading Solar Observing
Another chance for safe viewing of the sun in white light and Hydrogen alpha.
Titbits & Miscellany evening if cloudy.

04/07/2024  Malcolm Zack and Jonathan Daniels
Summer Skies - A view of what can be seen in the night sky with binoculars and telescopes.

11/07/2024* Dr Radmila Topalovic
Going Back to the Moon. The Artemis Mission

12/07/2024  AstroKyds Junior Section
AstroKyds is the Junior section of the LAS.
6:30pm at St Mary's Church Hall

18/07/2024* Mazin Younis
Searching for Clear, Dark Skies

25/07/2024* Dr Ingrid Pelisoli
Fantastic Binary Stars and How to Find Them

01/08/2024* Professor Allan Chapman
Sir John Herschel, the Astronomer who Surveyed Two Hemispheres

08/08/2024  LAS Members and guests
BBQ at Cricket Club and Perseid Watch if clear

22/08/2024* Professor Nicholas Evans
Dark Matter

05/09/2024* Dr Chris Crowe
The Hubble Space Telescope - 25 years of Discoveries

12/09/2024  LAS Members leading Public Observing
Join the LAS looking at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.
Scope doctor: bring your own scope to get the best out of it.
Alternative programme if cloudy.

13/09/2024  AstroKyds Junior Section
AstroKyds is the Junior section of the LAS.
6:30pm at St Mary's Church Hall

26/09/2024*  Dr Alfredo Carpineti
Cosmic Cocktails

03/10/2024  LAS Members leading Public Observing
Join the LAS looking at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.
Scope doctor: bring your own scope to get the best out of it. Alternative programme if cloudy.

11/11/2024  AstroKyds Junior Section
AstroKyds is the Junior section of the LAS.
6:30pm at St Mary's Church Hall

17/10/2024  Malcolm Zack and Jonathan Daniels
Autumn Skies - A view of what can be seen in the night sky with binoculars and telescopes.

31/10/2024  LAS Members leading Public Observing
Join the LAS looking at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.
Scope doctor: bring your own scope to get the best out of it.
Alternative programme if cloudy.

07/11/2024  LAS Members and guests
Fireworks evening

08/11/2024  AstroKyds Junior Section
AstroKyds is the Junior section of the LAS. 6:30pm at St Mary's Church Hall

14/11/2024* Professor Ruth Gregory
Beyond Einstein and Modifying Gravity

28/11/2024  LAS Members leading Public Observing
Join the LAS looking at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.
Scope doctor: bring your own scope to get the best out of it.
Alternative programme if cloudy.

05/12/2024  Ken Harrison
Christmas Quiz with hot food

12/12/2024  Malcolm Zack and Jonathan Daniels
Winter Skies - A view of what can be seen in the night sky with binoculars and telescopes.

13/12/2024  AstroKyds Junior Section
AstroKyds is the Junior section of the LAS - a gentle Christmas Quiz.
6:30pm at St Mary's Church Hall

19/12/2024  No meeting
Christmas social in the Theydon Bois Cricket Club

26/12/2024  No meeting
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

02/01/2025  LAS Members leading Public Observing
Join the LAS looking at the night sky through binoculars and telescopes.
Scope Doctor: bring your scope to get the best out of it.
Alternative programme if cloudy.

16/01/2025* Professor Claudia de Rahm
The Beauty of Falling: A life in Pursuit of Gravity.