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Welcome to IFAS, an umbrella group of Astronomical Clubs & Societies throughout Ireland represented by this FREE website and its committee. Through this website, you can avail of:
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Shannonside AC Presents the Burren Star Party Sept 26th/27th 2014
Shannonside Astronomy Club will be running its annual BSP in the Poulnabrone Dolmen Car Park, County Clare, September 26th-27th 2014. If the weather is not good, it will be moved to Logues Lodge in Ballyvaughan.
'The Summer Triangle' is July's target: Astrophotography Competition
July's target for our competition this month is The Summer Triangle, with a great prize on offer of a Heritage 76 Mini-Dobsonian Telecscope and a copy of Monthly Sky Guide., 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.
Irish Astronomer Dave Grennan nets his 3rd supernova
Irish Astronomer Dave Grennan received conformation of his 3rd supernova discovery from his Dublin-based backyard observatory. This from RTE:
Dave discovered the Type 1c Supernova nearly two weeks ago, but was confirmed by a team of professional astronomers in China and announced by the International Astronomical Union on Saturday. It has been named "Supernova 2014as".