IFAS 2015 Calendar NOW ON SALE!

5 years 2 weeks ago - 4 years 9 months ago #102473 by Seanie_Morris
IFAS 2015 Calendar NOW ON SALE! was created by Seanie_Morris
The first IFAS annual calendar is now available for sale for 2015. Printed full colour on top quality 160gsm art, this A3 folded to A4 publication showcases all the year's highlights and handy astronomy observing tips in a 28 page flip calendar, pre-holed and ready for hanging!

Purchase it online via PayPal here:
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Prices are as follows (includes delivery):
IFAS Calendar - Ireland Only
1 Calendar IRELAND - €7.65
2 Calendars IRELAND - €14.45
3 Calendars IRELAND - €22.60
4 Calendars IRELAND - €31.40

IFAS Calendar Rest of the World
1 Calendar Worldwide - €9.65
2 Calendars Worldwide - €17.40
3 Calendars Worldwide - €24.40
4 Calendars Worldwide - €33.10

For anyone who is looking for bulk orders, please contact me. An arrangement via courier can be done, or pick-up.

Sample pages:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25805353/Doc...5CalendarPreview.pdf

If you have any questions, just ask here, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thank you,

Seanie Morris,
IFAS Chairperson.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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5 years 2 weeks ago #102474 by Paul Evans
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This is brilliant, well done to all involved in bringing this to fruition!

Just one point to clarify am I right in thinking that for this purpose Northern Ireland is part of the Rest of the World, not Ireland?

Paul

IAA Webmaster, IFAS Rep and Past President

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102475 by Seanie_Morris
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No, Paul, luckily, Northern Ireland is included in the Ireland rates, not Rest of the World. :)

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
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5 years 2 weeks ago #102476 by Paul Evans
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Ah, that's excellent news indeed, I'll make sure that's clear to our members!

Cheers,

Paul.

IAA Webmaster, IFAS Rep and Past President

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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #102477 by johnflannery
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Cheers Seanie for getting the Paypal cart online.

If it's no problem, could you amend your post which mentions where people can view a sample. The link isn't complete so is not showing correctly. Many thanks!

The actual link is dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25805353/Doc...5CalendarPreview.pdf

You just need to tag https:// at the start of the below Dropbox location Seanie to get the correct link.
dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25805353/Documents/IFAS2015CalendarPreview.pdf

John

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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #102478 by yohan
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Great stuff!

Edit: :silly: ok found that!

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102479 by lunartic
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Hi Seanie

I went to order one, the link brought me to a page asking for name and address and then onto to Paypal, they ask for an email address to send money, what email address should be used?

Thanks

Paul

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102480 by Seanie_Morris
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Joh,
Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

Paul,
The email address it is asking for is your own, if you are a registered PayPal user. Otherwise, you'll need to register yourself.

An Alternative Method
You can send me an A4 stamped address envelope with the appropriate amount of stamps on it based on the fees in the first post, minus €6 per calendar - but making sure you include the correct amount for each calendar you are buying - to:

Seanie Morris, Pallas, Blueball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Any cheques need to be made out to "Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies".


Thanks,

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #102481 by johnomahony
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The Paypal page I get has no transactions from the link-just a standard login. Doesn't look like the link updates the page yet.
Can't wait to see the calendars . The sample looks fantastic. I'm ordering a few as Xmas presents.
:-)

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102482 by Seanie_Morris
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PRICE CORRECTION
If revisiting this thread, please read again the amended prices for the calendars. Despite several pairs of eyes looking over it, we failed to cop the discrepancy! ;)

Seanie.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102483 by KevinSmith
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This might make sense in the Midlands but I am assuming it is still wrong - if I buy 4 or more I would usually expect a discounted unit price?

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102484 by yohan
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KevinSmith wrote: This might make sense in the Midlands but I am assuming it is still wrong - if I buy 4 or more I would usually expect a discounted unit price?


Correct Kevin, its actually cheaper to get four times 1 calendar than 4 at the time. Surely shipping would remain same and some discount should apply, even from 2 Calendars?

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102485 by johnflannery
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Cheers guys for pointing out the price differences. We can certainly look at the postage costs again and check if they are correct.

I'm not sure about discounts if you buy 2 or more calendars. That is something the IFAS Committee will have to mull over (I'm not on the Committee). However, the IFAS organisation is the sole beneficiary of the profits from the sale of the calendar and I'd be reluctant reduce the unit price for 4 or less copies.

The charities I know of or those who family or friends are involved with don't seem to offer discounts on a few items ordered because people know all the profits will go directly to those organisations. I've bought bulk copies of a Cystic Fibrosis charity's recipe book before but did not get a discount. The same with Christmas cards, etc.

Anyway, as mentioned, we can see what the IFAS Committee says but thanks everyone for all the suggestions and input so far ... this will help plan future editions of the calendar. An awful lot of hours has been put into doing up the monthly notes but it has been very rewarding in seeing the positive feedback and kudos to date.

... now all we need are some clear skies for the celestial highlights of 2015!!!

John

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102486 by yohan
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Discount I suggested is purely based on postage, I could be wrong!

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102487 by KevinSmith
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Thanks John.

I can possibly understand that no discount would be given on multiple orders (even though postage should be less) but to increase the price if you order more than one doesn't make sense at all - never matter how you look at it. To be frank I was going to order 8 copies but if I am now forced to order individually 8 times over to get the cheaper rate I probably wont bother and I will go ahead an order 1 copy only.

Kevin

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102488 by johnflannery
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Sorry guys, I picked up the comments wrong ... I had thought it was in relation to the cost per calendar but can now see what you mean about the postage being more if you order 4 together than buying one calendar four times (postage €1.65 * 4).

I'll have a look at the thread on the Committee forum and will report back on what the pricing was based on a trip to the local post office.

Talk to y'all in a minute,

John

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102489 by johnflannery
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Okay, it looks like the postage is correct and is based on what An Post charge by weight. Unfortunately this means that if you buy 4 calendars together it will push the postage cost into one of their higher brackets because of the weight.

I worked out the following (for postage to the island of Ireland) ...

Separately buying four calendars will cost you €30.60 (4 * €7.65)

Separately buying two calendars twice will cost you €28.90 (2 * €14.45)

Separately buying three calendars and then one calendar will cost you €30.25

So it looks like buying in blocks of two will save the most money. I guess we can look at bigger bulk orders if anyone wanted more than 4 and a mail to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address with an enquiry will be the best route to discuss postage costs.

The postage can be crippling though and when I was selling books a few years ago on UK Astronomy Buy and Sell a few potential buyers in the UK withdrew their interest when the cheapest postage was €7.50 for even some of the smaller books. We are paying a lot here for deliveries.

John

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102493 by Seanie_Morris
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The postage costs are from An Post, and are based when I called in at the counter and priced the bulk postage for 1, then 2, then 3 and then 4 calendars. It is costly.

In business, I also use a courier service, where I can get a 30kg parcel delivered anywhere in Ireland for €8!!! However, if I were not a customer of the courier company and just walked in to get the same parcel delivered once-off, I'd be looking at around €20!! Madness, I tell you...

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #102495 by Seanie_Morris
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BULK ORDERS

I can facilitate a bulk order of up to 30 calendars for €8, delivery by courier. A purchase can be made via PayPal to IFAS's account WITH A FOLLOW UP EMAIL TO BE SENT TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

€6 per calendar, €8 extra delivery for the whole order.

This is something any club can do on behalf of it's members perhaps, where the club collects the orders for the calendars and pays the €8 delivery. Of course, you need a credit card to proceed with the order...

Any questions, just ask.

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #102499 by Seanie_Morris
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johnomahony wrote: The Paypal page I get has no transactions from the link-just a standard login. Doesn't look like the link updates the page yet.


Hi John,

I have tried a few times for me and it is always working, just to make sure.

Also, there is a Guest Checkout option, so that if you are not a PayPal user but do have acredit card, you can skip the registration part.

Purchase it online via PayPal here:
www.irishastronomy.org/ifaspaypal.html

:)

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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5 years 2 weeks ago #102500 by Seanie_Morris
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FOR THE 12 WINNERS WHOSE IMAGES ARE IN THE CALENDAR...

Please PM me your postal address and a complimentary copy will be posted out to you. It was forgotten to add this, but was agreed upon by those who worked on this!

:)

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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5 years 1 week ago #102508 by mjc
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It maybe a dumb question - or inadequate attention to previous posts - but does the calendar have appropriate text to promote IFAS?

If I were to buy a few copies as gifts would the receipients realise that this is a product of our local (c.f. international) astronomical community and tempt them to access our web pages?

Mark C.

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5 years 1 week ago #102509 by johnflannery
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hi Mark,

Hope all is well and many thanks for the comment about the calendar.

There is a welcome section on the inside front cover where those who contributed photos are acknowledged and how the images were selected from a poll on the IFAS forum. In a couple of places on this page we also mention IFAS itself and give the IFAS web site address. The page also lists the main celestial highlights of 2015.

The facing page has a brief introduction to some of the terms used in the calendar along with a list of useful web sites -- i.e., the ones I tend to use very frequently myself and condensed from a list I gave ESERO to put on their page at www.esero.ie/useful-links/

Back cover has thumbnails of the 12 images used in the calendar.

I'm already thinking of 2016 and would like to add an extra fours pages to give a bit more details on some events, include some tables for quickly seeing certain data, and to expand the glossary/terms.

John

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4 years 11 months ago #102562 by yohan
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Paid for two shortly after the news came out, nothing received yet, just late or not sent out yet?

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4 years 11 months ago #102563 by KevinSmith
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No Calendars?? Sent two emails to the email address as requested for a bulk orders and nobody bothers to answer - suppose I won’t be getting them for Christmas as I had hoped. Real shame.

Astrophotography competition is outstanding since October???
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