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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 17:07:52 EDT
Subject: TWO Fireballs, McCrea lecture

Hi all,

1. Prof Mike Baillie, QUB, has sent me this, and asked if there were any 
other reports:
   "Terry, my assistant here in Belfast, Mr David Brown, reports that on 
Saturday night last, 6th Sept, about 9/9.30 pm, just south of Belfast, he saw a 
large bright meteor tracking approx SE to NW accompanied by an audible low 
volume hiss.  This is the first time I’ve come across a local report of what would 
have to be an electrophonic effect.  I was wondering if anyone else had 
seen/heard anything on Saturday night, perhaps you could enquire.  Best regards  

2. John McConnell has just reported a bright fireball, about mag -7 or -8, 
seen from Maghaberry, Co Antrim, at 21.35 BST, tonight (8 Sep). It travelled 
from Andromeda through Cassiopeia down towards the North horizon. Did anyone else 
see it?

3. Prof Mike Redfern has asked me to try to ensure that we get a good turnout 
for the  "McCrea Lectures" by Wendy Freedman, of Carnegie Obs, on Monday in 
Dublin, and Tuesday in Belfast, as already notified. It's a privilege to hear 
such distinguished speakers, 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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