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Welcome to the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies (IFAS), an umbrella group of Astronomical Clubs & Societies throughout Ireland represented and helped here. Through this website, you can avail of:
- Chat Forums for getting/offering tips, tricks and sharing news and events.
- Club and Society nationwide events, posted in one easy-to-find website.
- Upcoming astronomical highlights and events.
- Buy & Sell for private individuals.
- Monthly Sponsored Astrophotography Competitions for great prizes.
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Irish Astronomer discovers new variable star
Mike Foylan, and astronomer based at Cherryvalley Observatory here in Ireland (IAU observatory code I83) has discovered a new variable star. Using an 8 inch telescope and camera while attempting light measurements of minor planet 3492 Petra-Pepi, Mike made the discovery in the constellation of Ophiuchus with a V-mag of +14.5, its designation is GSC 5065:218, an eclipsing binary. It has relatively short period between 2 and 4 hours.
Download the IFAS 2015 Calendar
Our first ever calendar shifted many of copies since it went on sale back in November. Now (minus the 12 monthly winning photos), you can download it from the forums here >
It is only because of the trojen work of the team behind the compilation and selling of the calendar that IFAS has been able to purchase IFAS Eclipse Shades in time for the March 20th eclipse! So, Thank You to everyone who helped IFAS in making this milestone possible!
Remember, IFAS is the LARGEST astronomy portal in Ireland with thousands of partcipants and made possible with the work of the volunteers behind it.
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