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.

In early 2022 public star parties have resumed.


85th IAS AGM


Was held (online) on 30 May 2022. A new Committee was elected. The membership fee was left unchanged.


Sky-High 2022

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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.