Calling Irish Astrophotographers! Exhibitors wanted.
Here is an opportunity for astrophotographers in Ireland to showcase their work, presenting the wonders of the Cosmos at the Botanical Gardens in an exclusive exhibition in a collaboration between the Irish Astronomical Society (www.irishastrosoc.org) and the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies (www.irishastronomy.org), which includes members of its member clubs.
Irish astrophotographers are invited to submit an image to be showcased to the public as part of a display highlighting the wonders of the Universe for a limited time from February 2nd to 21st 2016. The Botanical Gardens in Dublin has freely allowed the use of their lobby to display 100 images mounted for display, and incorporate additional items like (a limited number of) telescopes, large format poster displays and more.
Perseids 2015 - the best in years!
The annual Perseids Meteor Shower peaked on the night of August 12th, and with recent viewing conditions set to be the best in years, primarily due to a complete lack of the Moon in ther nightsky, it would all come down to the weather. And we were not disappointed! From Kerry to Armagh, the midlands to the coasts, Ireland witnessed the best shower for many in well over a decade. Read more in the developed thread here >
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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.
- Useful guides, downloads and more.
Join over 2,200 registered like-minded Amateur Astronomers from Ireland and around the world! Joining only takes a minute and it's FREE. You can view topics without registering, but you won't be able to post content unless you are registered.
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.