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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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Ktec Telescopes sponsor for SeptemberNovember'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.

Vote for the best image of October Soon!

Scopes & Space sponsor for AugustMany thanks to our other monthly sponsor, Scopes & SPace Ltd. for their continued support.

Congratulations to Ronan Newman, prominent member of Galway Astronomy Club and (lately) renowned 'aurora hunter', who has been voted for by his peers as the IFAS Astronomer of the Year 2012. Well done Ronan! Read more here.

The nominations came in, the votes were cast, and the IFAS Astronomer of the Year 2013 is Carl O'Beirne!

Find out more here >

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