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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 18:44:51 EDT
Subject: Apocalypse @ Larne + Telescope Day

Hi all,

Some folks have asked for directions to the Larne Venue for the joint IAA / 
BGS Field trip on Saturday 20th. We meet at 1.30 at the car park on the 
seaward side of the Swimming Pool (1:50,000 map reference = D 412031).

It's at the far (North) end of Chaine Memorial Road. If approaching from the 
Belfast Road you can either proceed along The Harbour Highway, past the ferry 
terminal, which leads you into Chaine Memorial Road. Or go via the town 
bypass Circular Road, towards the Glenarm Road, but turn right (East) into 
Curran (Road), then take first left into Tower Road, which will lead you to 
the Swimming Pool. It's well signposted.

Remember to bring good strong footwear, waterproof clothing just in case, and 
a packed lunch or at least a snack. See you there.

We have decided to widen the scope of this event to include much more than 
just Meade telescopes & equipment, hence the change of title. There will also 
be telescopes & equipment from Orion, Scopes Direct & maybe others.

As well as serious discounts on all the latest Meade telescopes & equipment, 
and the other instruments too, there are LOADS OF FREE ITEMS!

How about this? At least eight (8) pairs of Meade binoculars - FREE!  Two (2) 
beginners telescopes (small, but serious telescopes, with proper mounts) - 
Several books on telescopes from Springer-Verlag - FREE! These items will be 
given out either by raffle, or to winners of one or more simple competitions! 
Where could you beat that?

Andy McCrea (North Down Telescopes), who along with the Planetarium is the 
chief sponsor and promoter of the event, says he will beat any price 
advertised in any British or Irish astronomy magazine on any new equipment! 
Where could you beat that?

If you want to place an order for a particular item for the event, let him 
know & he will order it for you & have it there if possible, at discounted 
price! He may need a deposit from you for a big item. Even professional 
astronomers are buying equipment from Andy, so if you are thinking of getting 
a telescope, CCD camera, or whatever, for your research students, this is 
your chance! Contact him at 028 (048 from ROI) 91273584 or <

So keep your diaries free for that day & come & get a bargain, or just come & 
see the latest equipment and how to use it! More details soon when the 
programme is finalised.

Terry Moseley

From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 19:00:29 EDT
Subject: Aurora Alert + Telescope Day

Hi all,

There are two huge sunspot groups on the Sun at present, and several large 
Coronal Mass Ejections (CME's) have occurred. At least one is thought to be 
heading for Earth, and there is a major aurora alert for tonight (Friday 
night) and tomorrow night.

BTW, please pass on the details in the previous email about the 
IAA/Planetarium Telescope Day on 17 August to all members of your clubs or 
organisations: not all of them are on this list.

Many thanks,

Terry Moseley

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