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Sky-High 2018

Sky-High is the IAS's Irish Astronomy Almanac, published in December each year. It is now in its 26th year. The core sections deal with events in the sky for the year ahead, including a Diary of carefully selected events. Also included are a selection of different articles from year to year.

Editor: John O'Neill.

Update 19 Dec 2017: Sky-High 2018 has now been printed and is available for sale. (IAS members will be mailed a free printed copy).

What's in Sky-High for 2018:
Sky Diary for 2018; The Planets in 2018; Comets in 2018; Meteors Showers in 2018; Asteroids in 2018; Variable Stars in 2018; Eclipses in 2018; Space Science Missions 2018; "Leslie Peltier: Variables, Comets and Starlight Nights"; "An Observer's Life in Astronomy Books"; "When Planets Disappear", "The Present becomes the Past" and more.

It features a colour gallery and has 28 A4 pages.

IAS members will be mailed a free printed copy of Sky-High 2018 as a benefit of membership. An electronic version of Sky-High (pdf) is available to IAS members only, on request, by email (for their own private use only).

How to get Sky-High 2018 (printed copy)

Sky-High 2018 is available for purchase:

Sky-High 2018 is also a free benefit of IAS membership.

Sky-High is produced by voluntary effort. All proceeds go to the Irish Astronomical Society (for the benefit of Amateur Astronomy).

Sky-High 2018 Update & Errata

In the Diary for 12 February: For "12 Massalia" read "20 Massalia". The number of Massalia is correct elsewhere. (Thanks to P.Carroll for pointing this out).

On page 3, column 2, line 3: For "Pocket Star Atlas", read "Pocket Sky Atlas".

Page 18: the left-hand photo (of the sundial) is actually by J. O'Neill.

On Page 11, column 2 under Neptune: For "3.7 magnitude star Phi Aquarii", read "4.2 magnitude star Phi Aquarii".

Sky-High Archive

Previous issues of Sky-High from 2004 to 2017 are available as a free of charge PDF download. Click on the covers below. They may not be sold or modified. They may be downloaded and printed for your personal use only.

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