Update, 31 May
Good news! We are restarting meetings at Standalone Farm with our June meeting, keep your eye on the website for further updates.
The society was active in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and had monthly meetings broadcast using Zoom.. We have also successfully used Zoom to show objects in the sky from a remote observatory in Spain, where we have access to a telescope with a camera attached, and observed the Sun from one of our members observatory which has a solar telescope. So, where there is a will we can use modern technology to continue pursuing our interest in astronomy. We will continue to host these events, so please watch this website and our Facebook page to be aware of them. Note that observing events are weather dependent so there is likely to be just 2-3 days notice of such an event.
Whatever the level of your interest in astronomy, welcome to Letchworth & District Astronomical Society.
LDAS is based in Letchworth, in Hertfordshire. We are a thriving society and have over a hundred members. We have people who are just beginners right through to observers with decades of experience. We have an observatory at Standalone Farm in Letchworth, and quite a few members have their own observatories too. We love to see new people come along, whatever their level of knowledge, and all are made most welcome. We hold regular meetings, star parties and other events for members and the public alike.
We can provide advice on telescopes, eyepieces, cameras or anything else you might need to satisfy your interest, just come along and ask.
We are also more than happy to present talks to clubs, schools and other organisations, and for them to visit our observatory. Talks and visits are free although donations to the society are gratefully accepted.
We invite everyone to join in our events, whenever and wherever they happen! You can attend one monthly meeting and one virtual observing session free of charge to see what you think. If you enjoy them we would encourage you to join the society.