The 2015 APOD calendar is now available for download and printing in PDF format from the links at the bottom of this post. If you prefer to purchase a printed version, you can do so here. (Friends of APOD receives $1 for every purchased calendar. )
Designed for 8.5″ x 11″ paper (landscape orientation), the calendar is easily printable. For best printed results, print it double-sided in color on bright white light card stock or heavy paper with a spiral or comb (GBC) binding and punch a hole for hanging; many local printing shops (Staples, Kinkos, etc.) offer binding services. Containing APOD images, the calendar makes a great inexpensive birthday or holiday present!
Since the calendar is in PDF, it can be viewed on devices such as the Kindle and many e-readers.
The 2015 calendar is available in different versions, and all calendars have annotations for eclipses, meteor shower peaks, conjunctions, oppositions, solstices, equinoxes, perihelion and aphelion. APOD explanations for each monthly image are shown, and previous year’s APODs appear as watermarks in each calendar day cell. All images are hyperlinks to their respective APOD pages when viewing the calendar digitally.
Please note that all dates/times are UTC so some moon phases may seem as if they are one day off. Also please remember that best viewing of meteor showers may not be on the peak nights due to moonlight.
These calendars were created by Dr. Nemiroff, one of the two editors of APOD, and he thanks all who offered suggestions for improvements to the almost-final versions.
The last page of the PDF appears upside-down; this is deliberate. When printed, this page serves as the back cover of the calendar and allows one to see thumbnails of all the images in the calendar in the correct orientation (in relation to the front cover).
Calendar download links
- Weather and Volcanoes
- Nebulas and Star Clusters
- Land and Skyscapes
- Moons and Planets
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