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From: TerryMoselat signaol.com
Date: 29 February 2008 00:50:18 GMT
Subject: Lectures, TV, COSMOS 2008, SkyGuide, 2

  Hi all,

1. Monday 3 March, 20.00. EAAS Lecture "The W5 of Irish Astronomy" by
Terry Moseley (Irish Astronomical Association). Lecture Theatre,
Ballyclare High School, George Avenue (off Rashee Road), Ballyclare, Co.
Antrim. All welcome.

2. Monday 3 March, Channel 4, 21.00 - 22.00: "STEPHEN HAWKING: "Master
of the Universe". First of two programmes.

3. Tuesday 4 March, BBC2, 21.00 - 21.50:  "HORIZON: "Are we alone in the

4. Wednesday 5 March, 19.30: Irish Astronomical Association Public
Lecture: Change of programme, speaker tba. The Bell lecture Theatre,
Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast. Admission free, including
light refreshments. All welcome.    The IAA lecture programme is held in
association with the School of Mathematics and Physics at
Queen's University Belfast. See: www.irishastro.org  

5. COSMOS 2008: April 4 - 6. Hosted by the Tullamore Astro Society:
Ireland's second longest running Star Party takes place at Annaharvey
Equestrian Centre, Tullamore, Co Offaly.  Preliminary details are on the
TAS website: www.tullamoreastronomy.com, with more going up soon.
Speakers so far confirmed include: Dr David Asher, Dr Miruna Popescu
(both from Armagh Observatory), Mr Trevor O'Donoghue (Kerry Astronomy
Club), Mr Pat O'Neill (Irish Astronomical Association), Prof John
Zarnecki (Open University), and a TAS speaker tba. It runs from Friday
evening to Sunday afternoon, and is always a great event.

6. SDAS 2008 Sky Guide: John Flannery has produced a FREE 20-page guide
to the night sky for 2008 for Ireland. The booklet is a 1.15Mb pdf that
can be downloaded by right-clicking on the following link and selecting
"Save As": link
The almanac gives a month-by-month summary of planetary phenomena,
detailed notes on the Sun, Moon, visible comets, meteor showers,
eclipses, minor planets, variable stars, space missions in 2008, and
much more. He notes that the meteor shower notes and space mission
details originally appeared in the IAS's Sky-High magazine (see
www.irishastrosoc.org for details). Thanks to John for this fine & free

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley


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