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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 18:03:01 EST
Subject: ISS, IAA Astronaut event, Meteor Photography

Hi all,

1. With all the interest in Huygens on Titan,  had almost forgotten that 
another series of evening passes of the ISS has started! As usual, details for 
your location (along with lots of other info such as Iridium Flares & other 
general astro information) is on www.heavens-above.com. Why not try to get a 
photo of it, & maybe Andre Kuipers who has been there (see below) would autograph 
it for you?

2. Don't forget the special IAA event on TUESDAY 25 January, when ESA 
astronaut Dr Andre Kuipers will give a special presentation to the IAA at Stranmillis 
College, Belfast, at 7.30 p.m. Andre concentrated on Earth imaging & medical 
experiments. The title of his talk will be "The Delta Mission: experiences & 
first results from the mission to the International Space Station in April 
2004". Thanks to Armagh Planetarium & Action Renewables for sponsoring this event! 
Admission free, as always, including light refreshments. Don't miss it!

3. Would any of you be interested in participating in a two-station (or more) 
automatic meteor photography project? An observer in Bangor has set up a 
quite sophisticated automatic video capture system using digital video & computer 
software to capture each event to disc as it happens. If there are two or more 
observers at the right distance apart, observing the same area of sky, and 
both capture the same meteor then triangulation can give the actual space 
trajectory and velocity, which is very useful. Ideally observers should be between 
40 and 90 miles apart, so if anyone is roughly within that distance of Bangor, 
and would like to have a go, let me know & I'll put you in touch with him. 
Observers to the South of Bangor would suit him best (apart from any in S. 
Scotland!) to avoid skyglow from city lights, but anywhere could be considered.

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley


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