Ireland's Largest Astronomy Community
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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.
Galway Astronomy Festival - Feb 21st: "New Worlds - New Horizons"
Members of the public are invited to a special event dedicated to unravelling the mysteries of the Universe to be held in the city of Galway on February 21st 2015, now in its 12th year the Galway Astronomy Festival has become a favourite amongst other events in the Irish astronomical calendar.
Includes talks by ESA mission specialist Michael Perryman, World renowned astrophotographer Damian Peach, Irish eclipse chaser Daniel Lynch and many more.
Tickets for the event only €20 are available at the door from 9.15am, there will also be dark sky observing, workshops, information/trade stands and as bonus attendees will get a chance to visit the NUI Galway Observatory. For details of the Festival (including accommodation) see the GAC homepage at www.galwayastronomyclub.ie or phone 086 8434003 or check the forums HERE.
Get your copy of the IFAS 2015 Calendar
With many copies already sold, have you purchased yours and supported IFAS yet? Featuring 12 stunning images by IFAS amateur astrophotographers, the calendar is packed with monthly highlights, observing tips and glossary of information, packed into 28 colour pages. All profits after printing costs go directly to IFAS to help promote astronomy and allied subjects in Ireland.
November's Astrophotography Competition target: Orion and its Environs
November's target for our competition this month is Orion and its Environs: Deep Sky, with a great prize on offer of a copy of Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars, a copy of Turn Left at Orion, and any size from the Helios Solana range of binoculars, kindly sponsored by Ktec Telescopes 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.