Next Monthly Meeting:

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Tonights talk will be given, via Zoom, by Dr Ulrich Kolb, who says . “Since the Nobel prize winning first detection of gravitational waves emitted by merging black holes in 2015, the list of confirmed gravitational wave events from compact binary mergers has been growing steadily. A complementing rapid-response campaign … Continue reading

Upcoming Special Events:

LDAS AGM, and Christmas Talk by Paul Money.

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Tonight we will be having our AGM and it will be done using Zoom. It is planned to be short and to the point and we will then have a talk by Paul l Money.   Paul Money’s Top 10 Images of the Universe Paul is a well known to … Continue reading

Welcome !


ALL physical LDAS events and meetings remain postponed until further notice due to the COVID 19 pandemic. 

We are, however, continuing with virtual meetings and observing sessions so we can still satisfy your interest in astronomy. See the above poster for our next planned event.

As of today, 13 November, we have had quite a few Zoom meetings. We have also 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. We have also 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!

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