Next Monthly Meeting:

Monthly Meeting – a talk by our Honorary President, on the Cosmological Expansion Dilemma.

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Standalone Farm, Letchworth

Tonight’s talk is by our Honorary President, Dr Matt Bothwell from the University of Cambridge. This will be an actual meeting in a hall and will be our first get together for a talk in over 2 years so make sure to come along. Any requirements to meet the latest … Continue reading

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Update, 8 February

ALL physical LDAS events and meetings remain postponed until further notice due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Observatory visits are also discontinued until further notice.

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.

The good news is that we intend to restart meetings at Standalone Farm with our June meeting, keep your eye on the website for further updates.

The society is still active in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and has 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.

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