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Sky-High 2020

Sky-High is the IAS's Irish Astronomy Almanac, published in December each year. It is now in its 28th 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 2019: Sky-High 2020 has is now available and has been mailed to members.

What's in Sky-High for 2020:
Sky Diary for 2020; The Planets in 2020; Comets in 2020; Meteors Showers in 2020; Asteroids in 2020; Variable Stars in 2020; Eclipses in 2020; Space Science Missions 2020; "Toying with a Spectroscope"; "Small or (Relatively) Far Away: the Shapley-Curtis Debate of 1920" and more.

It features a colour gallery and has 28 A4 pages.

IAS members are mailed a free printed copy of Sky-High 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 2020 (printed copy)

Sky-High 2020 is now available for purchase:

Note that Sky-High is a free benefit of IAS membership.

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


Sky-High Extra

A new page giving up to date information and resources.


Sky-High 2020 Erratum

16 Dec 2019: On Page 4 the distance of Polaris from the NCP should be 39' for the current epoch. The value given of 44' is for the epoch of 2000.0.


Sky-High Archive

Previous issues of Sky-High from 2004 to 2019 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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