Fedastro Discussion Forum

Societies that have recently joined the Federation or new Society Officers may be unaware that the Federation operates a discussion forum using a Yahoo Group. Officers of member societies are encouraged to join up to this egroup to participate in discussions, and share information. It is also used to notify members about up-coming events of […]

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FAS Convention 2008

The 2008 FAS Convention will be held at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, on September 20th. A top line up of speakers; Prof. Barrie Jones, Nik Szymanek, Prof. Andy Fabian, Dr. Somak Raychaudhury + Trade stands and society displays + Tours of the telescopes (construction work permitting) + The legendary FAS Raffle + Astro-Imaging Competition […]

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Buying Your Telescope

The Stargazer’s Starter Guide To Buying Your Telescope  A new booklet developed by the FAS in 2007 is now available for purchase. This helpful guide explains about telescopes and accessories in simple terms, as an aid to anyone considering purchasing their first telescope. For pricing and ordering information see our Publications pages

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International Year of Astronomy 2009

The FAS would like societies input on what they feel that we should, as a collective group, be doing towards the International Year of Astronomy 2009. The FAS is sitting on the IYA2009 UK Steering Group and we want to represent the thoughts of all the societies. If you have any thoughts please let us […]

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Consultation: FAS Regions

An important issue was raised at the AGM last October. There was a comment from the floor about how did societies find out what was going on at FAS Council meetings. The answer which I gave is that is where the FAS Regions and the Regional Representatives come in. The FAS has a number of […]

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2007 AGM & Convention

The 2007 AGM & Convention will once again be held at the BMI (Birmingham & Midland Institute) on 13th October 2007. Featuring: Talks by: Prof Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham Prof Colin Pillinger, Open University Prof Phil Diamond, University of Manchester Displays & Trade Stands NEW!! FAS Astro Imaging Competition The Legendary FAS Raffle. The […]

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Publicise your Events

Help us to advertise your society. If you submit your programme to the FAS website then we can publicise your events on the website and include them in the Newsletter automatically. The Events page is intended for large events ie Star Parties, full day events whilst the Diary is intended to show societies normal programme […]

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