News from the Committee
In the last couple of years the ongoing effects 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.
We have started on-line talks. Please see more information.
In early 2022 our public star parties had resumed.
85th IAS AGM
Was held (online) on 30 May 2022. A new Committee was elected. The membership fee was left unchanged.
Orbit July 2022
Our quarterly magazine Orbit July 2022 is published.
It has articles on Astronomical Topics, Sky-Notes and a comprehensive Observer Reports, including images.
Please see more details
Please note that paid-up IAS members are mailed a free copy and entitled to a PDF version.
Our yearly almanac Sky-High 2022 is available. It is now in its 30th year.
Sky-High has articles on upcoming events regarding Planets, Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, Eclipses and Variable Stars. It has a detailed Diary tailored for Irish Observers. It includes a handy table of sunset and twilight times as well as Moon phases. It also features a number of guest articles.
Please see more details, that includes information in obtaining a copy.
Please note that paid-up IAS members will be mailed a free copy. Sky-High 2021 has been added to the free Archive.
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
Sky-High Extra has been updated with information on this object. Photograph by member John Flannery on 2020 July 6 at 3 h IST.