Astronomical Loughton 

January 26th 2020

Loughton Astronomical Society offers a new activity for a new decade. Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford have all the activity of London on their doorstep but it is good to find local activities if you live in or intend to live in the Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford area. 

Observing the night sky has been a popular activity for millennia. If you would like to share your love of the night sky with others in the area Loughton Astronomical Society offer regular Public Stargazing activities. They say “If you want some observing tips, an appreciative audience for your astronomical photographs or just some company while observing then why not join us”

Loughton Astronomical Society is the home of astronomy in West Essex. They 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 and there is no need to call you can just turn up and find out more. If you have your own stargazing instrument they say bring it along and some of their members might be able to show you how to get the best from it. They say they will also have warm refreshments on hand if it is a cold night.

Many of the Loughton members have their own telescopes but the Society also owns several telescopes for use by members. The largest of these is the 16-inch Newtonian telescope that used to be in our old observatory but has now been turned into a portable Dobsonian. We also own several smaller telescopes including two specialised Solar Scopes. Some of this equipment is available for loan to members. There are other Astro events on offer too.

They welcome all levels of experience. If you are serious, curious or just fill a Loughton Chigwell or Woodford evening then come along. Unfortunately, the weather cannot be guaranteed.