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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 15:44:00 EST
Subject: ISS Evenings, Venus, Lecture

Hi all,

1. Just in case you don't know, there's another nice series of evening passes 
of the International Space Station for the next 10 days or so. I saw it twice 
earlier this evening, both pretty well on time according to predictions made a 
couple of days ago, so the orbit seems fairly stable at present, with no major 
corrections. But of course, you never know when there will be one! Detailed 
predictions are available on www.heavens-above.com

2. Have you spotted Venus low in the SSW evening twilight yet? I got my first 
glimpse with the unaided eye last Sunday, and it was much easier to pick out 
this evening, as it gradually gets higher in the sky each day. It will be 
quite nice by Christmas, but not nearly as good as on some previous occasions, as 
it will still lie far South in the sky: its declination is 20 degrees South, 
and it will set about 2 hours after the Sun on 25/12, from Ireland. 
   On the other hand, those lucky ones heading off to warmer, sunnier, more 
Southerly climes will get a much better view.

3. Yours truly will be giving a lecture to the East Antrim Ast Soc tomorrow, 
Monday 1 Dec, at 8.0 p.m., Thompson Primary school, Ballyrobert, on the 
subject "Aliens - Where Are They"? All welcome, including any extra-terrestrials, 
who just might be allowed in free. But then, maybe not - it is Co Antrim after 


Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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