Space Week October 3rd to the 8th 2016
Irelands first Space Week will be happening this yesr from the 3rd to the 8th of October.
All events are listed on the Space Week Website so check it out for events in your locality.
IFAS clubs will be contacted by their local discovery centre to discuss what help they can offer.
If you are not in a club and would like to help out contact your local discover centre.
Michael Murphy elected new IFAS Chairperson
He takes over from Seanie Morris from Midlands Astronomy Club, who held the position for the (maximum allowed) 3 years. Congratulations to Michael, and members of the IFAS and Irish astronomical community wish him well!
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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.
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Mayo Dark Sky Festival Oct 28 - 30
In May of 2016 the Ballycroy/Wild Nephin National Park in North-West Mayo became Ireland's first Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park as recognised by the International Dark Sky Association. Located on the Western seaboard it comprises of 150 sq/km of Atlantic blanket bog, forest and mountains.
In recognition of this wonderful achievement the inaugural three day Mayo Dark-Sky Festival opens on October 28th with the Western Starlight Astrophotographic Exhibition in the idyllic coastal town of Newport.
We hope you acn join us for our Festival and share your passion for the night sky and astronomy during this fun filled New Moon weekend. Entry only €15 on Saturday and €5 on Sunday. For full information on the many talks, exhibitions, workshops, observing and family themed events please go to https://mayodarkskyfestival.wordpress.com/