Almanac 2017 is both a Solar and Lunar calendar. Each monthly grid includes the phases of the Moon, the rise and set times of the Sun and Moon, planetary phenomena, meteor activity, solstices and equinoxes, public and school holidays, religious festivals, historical astronomical events, a Maori calendar and ancient star lore pertaining to each month. The planet rise and set is back by popular demand.
The Almanac contains dozens of spectacular full colour images of celestial objects taken by New Zealand astronomers and the Chandra, Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes. It also includes full colour charts of the Night Sky through the seasons.