Ireland's Largest Astronomy Community
Link with Astronomers from Ireland and around the world!
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.
We're making an IFAS 2015 Calendar and need your images!
For the first time, a concerted effort will begin to produce an IFAS Calendar (for 2015), and it needs your images to help! Profits from the sale of the Calendar will go to the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies to help further promote astronomy and allied subjects through the efforts of its member clubs and societies.
What you need to do
Submit your favourite astrophoto on anything you want. Please DO NOT RESIZE IT to a smaller resolution or dimension. Send attached images via email to
October's Astrophotography Competition target: The Moon
October's target for our competition this month is The Moon, with a great prize on offer of a pair of Celestron Skymaster 15 X 70 Binoclars, kindly sponsored by Scopes & Space Ltd.
To vote on the entries, or take part in our competition, you must be a registered member of our forums. Registration is free, and takes less than 2 minutes.
Vote for the best image of September!
Many thanks to our other monthly sponsor, Ktec Telescopes Ltd. for their continued support. 9 superb images on Nebulae & Galaxies were submitted and are now open for voting. Cast your vote here >
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