James O'Connor, Irish Astronomical Society
"Bill Mackle Video of IAS Activities from the Late 1940s and Early 1950s"

The video, transferred from 8 mm cine-film made by the late Bill Mackle, illustrates IAS all-Centre Annual General Meetings of the late 1940s and early 1950s, including trips to Armagh and Dunsink Observatories. People such as Dr Lindsay, the two Dr Brücks and Dr Hugh Butler appear as well as Dublin, Belfast and Armagh amateur astronomers. It is noteworthy that James O'Connor has recently completed a book ("The Irish Astronomical Society: A History, 1937 - 2004"), which will be published in 2007. Flyers advertising the book will be available at the meeting.

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Last Revised: 2010 March 5th