Next Monthly Meeting:

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Standalone Farm, Letchworth

‘Comet Observing’ by Guy Hurst. The talk will cover the history of great comets of the past together with their cause and links to the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt. However the main thrust of the presentation is to explain their features and observing techniques needed to study or even … Continue reading

Upcoming Special Events:

Lunar Eclipse Observing Event

July 27 @ 8:30 pm - July 28 @ 1:00 am

Standalone Farm, Letchworth

On July 27 there will be a lunar eclipse and it will be visible from the UK. The moon rises at 2050 and the eclipse will already be underway. The time of maximum eclipse is 2120 and the moon will be very low in the southeast; fortunately, the observatory at … Continue reading

LDAS BBQ and Perseid meteor observing

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Standalone Farm, Letchworth

Time to be confirmed, members BBQ will be early evening and followed by a public event, to which ALL are welcome, to observe the Perseid meteor shower. Weather permitting the observatory will be opened during the evening. WRT BBQ a separate note will be sent to members regarding details.

Welcome !

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!

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