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.

Sky-High 2022

skyhigh 2022

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

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