Letchworth & District
Honorary President: Dr. Carolin Crawford of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge
Welcome to one of the foremost astronomical societies in the UK.
Have a look at our plans for the year on our Programme page.
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Whatever the level of your interest in astronomy, welcome to Letchworth & District Astronomical Society.
The LDAS is based in Letchworth, at the north end of Hertfordshire. Although we have over 120 members, we are a very informal, friendly society and provide a service for the complete beginner as well as those with sophisticated home observatories. We hold regular meetings, star parties and other events for members and the public alike. 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 hold meetings with guest speakers on the last Wednesday of each month, except in December, when we hold our AGM and Quiz around the middle of the month. Four times a year we also hold meetings where members of the society give short talks on astronomical topics. We meet at the Elizabeth Howard Memorial Hall near the centre of Letchworth. You can find information about our meetings on our Meetings page, and a full listing of our events for the year on our Programme page.
We have an observatory to the north of Letchworth at the Standalone Farm Centre in Wilbury Road (SG6 4JN) where we hold observing sessions and other events. You can see the location in Google Maps, and you can find out more on our observatory page. The observatory was upgraded in 2010 with a 14-inch Meade LX200 computerised telescope. You can download a landscape file that shows the surroundings for the LDAS observatory that can be used as the background landscape for the the (free) planetarium program Stellarium.
We have a Twitter page at http://twitter.com/letchworthastro and our astrophotography group posts some of their amazing images on Flikr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1891767@N21 X
You can find out more about the society on our "About us" page. We invite everyone to join in our events, whenever and wherever they happen!. Please look through these pages, and if you need any further information, please contact us- see the committee page for options.
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You can find out more about the society on our "About us" page.
We invite everyone to join in our events, whenever and wherever they happen!.
Please look through these pages, and if you need any further information, please contact us- see the committee page for options.For news about our events, and to book places, write to: events-at-ldas.org.uk
See our astrophotography images on
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