Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the FAS held 7th March 2009
The Council of the FAS was very saddened to hear of the passing of Neil Bone, who was a leading light in the world of amateur astronomy societies. Through his column in Astronomy Now, and his frequent talks to societies up and down the country (distance was no obstacle to Neil) he was a great […]
FAS EGM – 7th March 2009
This note summarises the outcome of the above EGM and how resulting changes will be implemented. The EGM was held to consider and vote on the proposal to change the FAS subscription year to run from 1st April instead of from 1st September. The reasons for making the proposed change were briefed to member societies in advance […]
Help make our skies darker
The Federation is holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on the 7th March 2009, at 13:30, in the Lecture Theatre of the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Picadilly. The meeting is called to consider a change to the subscription year. Societies may also vote by proxy. Full details are available on this download(pdf) .
Societies might like to invite their members to sign this online petition to request a reduction in the spending by local councils on lighting, and so reduce light pollution in the UK. http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/LightingSavings/ Phil Flint writes: Can you please help make our skies darker by signing the petition below. It takes less than a minute. […]
New Member Society – South Cheshire AS
The Federation of Astronomical Societies will be having a stand at this years Astrofest, which is being held at Kensington Town Hall, London, on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 February 2009. If you would like any of your Society information (leaflets, fliers, posters – A4 max) to be available for browsing on the stand, please […]
The FAS would like to welcome the South Cheshire Astronomical Society to the Federation. See their website at http://www.scastro.org/ for more information.
FAS Convention 2008 – Update
The 2008/9 Astrocalendar, and the new FAS Booklet Observing the Night Sky will be available for purchase at the convention. If you would like to make a bulk order for collection at the convention please pre-order by contacting Eric Hutton (for contact details see the order form on the Publications | Ordering page).
The 2008 FAS Convention will be held at the Institute of Astronomy , Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA, on September 20th. Click here for a map and directions . Tickets are £8.00 on the door. Tea and coffee will be available over lunch, but there will be no meals or sandwiches available at the IoA. […]