Formed in 1974, the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS) was conceived as a sort of union of astronomical societies, groups, and individuals, liaising together, where practicable, for their mutual benefit. A list of FAS aims was drawn up and this included the compilation of lists of people prepared to give talks on astronomical subjects, the encouragement of the teaching of astronomy in educational establishments, and the provision of advice on problems commonly encountered by astronomical societies.
Copies of the most recent Newsletters issued by the FAS from can be downloaded below. Earlier editions of the FAS's Newsletter - going all the way back to the first issue in June 1964! - can be found on the their website: FAS