Next Monthly Meeting:

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Letchworth Free Church Hall, Letchworth

Gravitational Waves, by Prof. Malcolm MacCallum.  Gravitational waves: a new window on the universe.  Einstein first predicted gravitational waves in 1916. Only after 1957 did it become clear they were really predicted by general relativity. In the 1970s binary pulsar observations provided strong indirect evidence they existed in nature. Direct … Continue reading

Upcoming Special Events:

Meteor Watch – Lyrids

April 20 @ 9:00 pm - April 21 @ 4:00 am

Standalone Farm, Letchworth

The annual Lyrid meteor shower takes place tonight and there will be a ‘watch’ event at Standalone Farm tonight.

Solar Viewing

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Standalone Farm, Letchworth

Today we will be at Standalone Farm with some of our solar telescopes. If the weather cooperates we will be able to safely show you views of the sun using filters which show the sun at different wavelengths of light. Please note that the telescopes are set up with special … Continue reading

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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