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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 15:45:21 EDT
Subject: SillyMe, Sun, Mon (2), Tue, Wed

Hi all,

1. As several of you kindly reminded me, of course SOHO can't see the 
occultation of Mercury as it's in orbit in the L1 Langrangian point, well beyond the 
Moon's orbit, on the Sunward side! Should have thought a bit more before 
writing that one, eh?

2. SUNDAY night: Sky at Night, 01.25 (i.e. early Monday): Sir PM looks at the 
recently launched Smart-1 probe, Europe's first to the Moon. It's also using 
a revolutionary ion-drive engine, which could be the future for long distance 
space probes. The programme will also look at the satellite's instruments & 
research plans.

3. MONDAY night, 8.0 p.m., EAAC Meeting, Ballyrobert : Mark & Nigel Stronge 
"Astrophotography on a Budget". They take super photos!

4. MONDAY night, 9.0 p.m., "Judgement Day", Channel 5. Another one about a 
giant meteorite heading for Earth....

5. TUESDAY night, 10.00, Channel 4: "A Very British UFO Hoax" - how a team 
built & flew a real 25-foot 'flying saucer' over Wiltshire.

6. WEDNESDAY Night, 7.30 p.m.  IAA meeting in Stranmillis College, Belfast. 
Dr Ian Morrison of Jodrell Bank will speak on "Mapping the Big Bang". He's an 
excellent speaker, so don't miss it. Admission is free, invluding light 
refreshments, & all are welcome.

Plenty of choice...

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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