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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 20:01:32 EDT
Subject: Mars Events, McCrea Lectures

Hi all: Reminders:

Mars Events, 
Another reminder about the next IAA Mars evenings at the Wildfowl & Wetlands 
Trust, Castle Espie, just South of Comber, Co Down. The next IAA "MARS & 
STARS" special observing & Stardome Nights will be at the WWT, 8 p.m. to late, on 
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September. Viewing with a selection of powerful 
telescopes, stardome planetarium shows, exhibition, a real Martian Meteorite, etc! 
Don't miss it! 
    Mars will be high enough up for good viewing at a reasonable hour of the 
night, but even so, expect to stay to near midnight if you want the best 
views. Wrap up well etc! Our own 'ulsternaut' Derek Heatly will be there with his 
Martian meteorite, so you can hold a bit of Mars in your hand, even if clouds 
prevent us seeing it! He'll also be selling photos & videos of his trip to 
near-space, in aid of charity, so don't come with empty pockets! 
   Please let me know by return if you intend to go, and if you are bringing 
a telescope, so we know what we can deliver!  Thanks.
2. Tickets are still available for the  "McCrea Lectures", organised by the 
Royal Irish Academy, to be given by Wendy Freedman, of Carnegie Obs USA, on 
Monday in Dublin, and Tuesday in Belfast, as already notified. It's a privilege 
to hear such a distinguished speaker, so don't miss them! (Details repeated 
below if you missed them):


"The Second Royal Irish Academy McCrea Lectures, by Prof Wendy Freedman, 
Director, Carnegie Observatories, in honour of the late Prof Wm McCrea, are being 
given in Dublin & Belfast, as follows:

A.: RIA, Academy House, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2, MONDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 6.30 
p.m., followed by a reception. Title: "MEASURING THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE". 
Application for tickets should be made to:  Tel Dublin 676 

B:  Queen's University Belfast, 18:30 on TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, in the Great 
Hall, Lanyon Building, QUB, and will be preceded by a reception at 17:30 in the 
Canada Room, QUB, Main Building. Title :  "The Runaway Universe"
Those who want to attend should respond as soon as possible to <
m.husin@qub.ac.uk>, Tel: 028-9027-4729."

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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