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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 18:52:46 EST
Subject: Book Launch, Future Events, 'scope for sale

Hi all,
1. IRISH SCIENCE BOOK: A new book by the well-known  Science Editor of the 
Irish Times, Dick Ahlstrom, will be launched at the RIA in  Dublin on 17 March: 
it's called 'Flashes of Brilliance - The cutting  edge of Irish science' 
This is the first book to highlight  science research in Ireland and features 
75 of the men and women whose work is  transforming the world of science in 
Ireland today.
Prof Sir  Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, writes: "Dick Ahlstrom has a 
wonderful knack of  making science clear and fascinating. It is excellent to see this 
collection of  articles showcasing scientific life in Ireland."
The book  collects articles from the 'Science Today' page of the "Irish 
Times". It  includes a DVD of a tie-in documentary made by New Decade Films, The 
DVD will be  screened TV on RTE2 on THURSDAY, 16 March at 8.00pm.
Flashes of  Brilliance The Cutting Edge of Irish Science: Price: €16.99, 
ISBN:  1904890156
176pp, + 65 Illustrations
To order the book,  go to www.ria.ie/shop/publications.asp ; 
there  is a discount of 6.99 euro if you order it online before 16 March 2006.

2. IAA Public Lecture, by Dr Miruna Popescu: Wed 22  March, 7.30 p.m., 
Stranmillis College, as already notified.
3. IAA at Carnfunnock. The next IAA public  observing event will be at 
Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne, on Friday 7  April, at 8 p.m. We'll have the 
usual selection of telescopes and binoculars,  plus lots of inside attractions, 
including our own Derek Heatly, just  in case it's cloudy. (The way NASA keep 
delaying the next Shuttle Launch, he  might well be in space before it!). 
More deatails later.
4. COSMOS 06: This will be held, as usual, at  Annaharvey near Tullamore, 
hosted by TAS, on Friday 21 - Sun 23 April. Details  at: 

5. Lecture by David Southwood.  Professor  David Southwood (Director of 
Science, European Space Agency) is to give a  talk in Armagh on Friday 5th May, in 
the Rotunda Lecture Theatre, St Patrick's  Trian, Armagh, at 20:00, followed 
at 21:15 by tea and tray bakes. The  subject of the talk is: "Space Science in 
Europe". Admission is free, but space  is limited, so if you plan to attend 
this event, please let Aileen McKee  know as soon as possible by e-mail: 
6. FOR SALE: Meade ETX 105, used only once. 105mm Maksutov-Cassegrain  
telescope. With the following  accessories:  
45 degree erecting prism (1.25"); Fleximate focus knob; Barlow  lens Short 
-focus 2x#126; Super Plossl 9.7mm  (1.25"); Compact Astro Power Station.   
There is a case for the telescope and a bag for the tripod. 
Everything is in mint  condition.

Asking: 550 pounds everything for everything. (In Lurgan, Co Armagh)
Contact: Tony Cushnahan: tonycushnahan.f9.co.uk, mobile:  07720712077.
Clear Skies,
Terry  Moseley.


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