Leeds Astronomical Society LAS Meetings Observing Membership



[Next Observing session TBA.]

The New Inn - Eccup




Due to Covid-19, all public observing sessions are cancelled for the time being. We hope to resume activities as soon as it is safe to do so.

Our usual observing site is at The New Inn, Eccup Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AU.

Sessions will only go ahead if the weather is likely to be clear. Please check the website from lunchtime on the day.

These are open to anyone, member or not, with no charge. They are informal observing sessions where members use their telescopes and chat about astronomy. Non-members are welcome to look through our telescopes, to ask about them, or just to chat about astronomy. They are in the field behind The New Inn in which refreshments, toilets and meals are usually available.

Please ensure that all children are supervised closely by a responsible adult and that they don't leave their group. Please dress warmly, which usually includes hat, gloves and outdoor shoes. A small red torch is useful. Leeds Astronomy Society cannot be responsible for accidents on the field. Please turn car headlights off as soon as possible after parking. Please try not to handle telescopes when looking through them and don't allow any glass surfaces to be touched. They are held regularly most months, sometimes on Wednesdays and sometimes on Fridays. They stop over Summer when sunset is too late to be useful. The strange pattern of dates is to avoid the full moon, which makes the sky too bright to allow much observing. Start times vary according to the sunset.