News from the Committee

The IAS season started on 1st August 2021 and memberships fall due for renewal on that date. In the last year the ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been challenging but our online talks have reached a wide audience.

The Committee has a number of plans for the year ahead and we encourage you to join in. We hope to resume in-person meetings soon as well as to explore doing more online.

Orbit is now back (for some time) with paper printing, as Sky-High will continue to be so.

We have started on-line talks. Please see more information.


Getting Started in DSLR Astrophotography

Anthony Lynch


by Anthony Lynch

Monday, 27th September 2021 (at 19:30 Irish Summer Time).
Venue: Online Zoom. All welcome, free event.

You can join the meeting a few minutes before the event by clicking on this Zoom link.

For the first meeting of the new season the Irish Astronomical Society is pleased to present this lecture by well known landscape and astronomy photographer Anthony Lynch who will talk about how to set up and take a well executed DSLR photo of the night sky with standard lenses and a tripod.

Anthony has a passion for astrophotography. His website is: Anthony Lynch Photography. For many years he has been bringing small groups to dark sky locations to teach people to photograph the night sky and to engage them with stories about the stars and constellations as they learn.


Celestial Calendar 2021

Member John Flannery has produced a Celestial Calendar. It includes sky events and historical events. Each month has a colour image.

It may be downloaded for free. Please note that paid-up IAS members have been mailed a free printed copy by the IAS.


Comet NEOWISE 2020 F3

comet neowise

Sky-High Extra has been updated with information on this object. Photograph by member John Flannery on 2020 July 6 at 3 h IST.