From: TerryMosel@aol.com Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 20:34:01 EDT Subject: Events to Note Hi all, Just a reminder about some forthcoming lectures & events: 1. Dr Mary Bruck (ex-Dunsink Observatory, and Edinburgh Univ) will give a public lecture, sponsored by Armagh Observatory and EAAC on Thursday 12 September at 20.00 in St Patrick's Trian, Armagh. The title is "The Remarkable Agnes Clerke: Irish Popularizer of Astronomy and early Astrophysics". Her fascinating book, "Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics" has recently been published by CUP (it's reviewed in the next issue of STARDUST, out soon). Discount of 20% on copies will be available at the lecture. Admission is free, but by ticket only; bookable through Armagh Observatory, tel. 028 (048) 3752 2928, fax 3752 7174, or email to email@example.com 2. Wednesday 18 September, 19.30, Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis College, Belfast: First Irish Astronomical Association meeting of the new season: Leo Enright, well-known writer, broadcaster, science & space reporter & correspondent, will give a lecture entitled "Water on Mercury, Mars & the Moon". You may well have heard him presenting 'Talkback' on Radio Ulster for the last fortnight - a man of many talents! Admission is free, and all are welcome. 3. Tuesday 24 September, 15.00, St Patrick's Trian, Armagh. Two short lectures coinciding with the visit of the Antique Telescope Society to Armagh: Dr John Butler (Armagh Observatory) on "The History of Armagh Observatory", and Peter Hingley (Librarian, RAS) on "The Historic Astronomical Instruments from King George III's Collection at Kew". Admission free, apply for tickets to the Observatory as at (1) above. 4. Wed 2 October: 19.30, IAA meeting, Stranmillis (as 2 above): Dr Barrie Jones (Open University) " Planets & Life Beyond the Solar System". Other details as at (2) above. 5. Friday evening 4 Oct - Sunday 6 October: Whirlpool Star Party, Dooley's Hotel, Birr, Co Offaly. A superb programme this year, including the one & only John Dobson all the way from California! Yes, THAT John Dobson! Details from: David Bell at
or Mike Murphy at < firstname.lastname@example.org>. I can email you a comprehensive list of accommodation in the area on request. 6. Saturday 12 October, 19.30. IAA Public Observing Evening, Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne, Co Antrim. Telescopes & binocs to view the night sky, plus exhibition, talks and Julie Thompson & her amazing Mobile Planetarium Show - not to be missed. Small admission charge for the Country Park, the IAA event is free. Finally, there's another low to moderate level aurora alert at the moment, so it's worth looking at the N sky if it's clear & dark. Hope you can make it to some or all of these events. Terry Moseley.
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