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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 18:34:37 EDT
Subject: Armageddon, Planetarium exhibition

Hi all,

I think this is a repeat, but some of you may have missed it first time - 
thanks to Colin Campbell for the reminder:

- Horizon, 9:00pm BBC2, Thursday 21 August

"Averting Armageddon: In the year 2880, the Earth has a date with
Armageddon; that is when a kilometre-wide asteroid called 1950 DA is due to
hit the Earth. Do we have the power to stop it?"

That sounds a bit dramatic for a start, as it's not true to say it "is due to 
hit the Earth". While there is a very slight chance of an impact, the odds 
are very high that it will be a closish miss. Still, the programme itself is 
worth watching. And it's on before Mars rises anyway....

The excellent exhibition of models of various spacecraft continues at Armagh 
Planetarium until the end of next week, so if you haven't seen it, better 
hurry up! And congratulation to them for the superb double lecture programme last 
night in Armagh by Dr David Southwood, and Mark Doherty, both of ESA: a very 
enjoyable evening!

Clear skies,

Terry Moseley

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