Subject: Stargazing Live Tonight
Date: 27 January 2012 11:55:07 GMT
1. Stargazing Live at DCP, IAA 2-hour Live Radio Broadcast, tonight, 27 January! The Irish Astronomical Association has also been invited by the BBC to present a 2-hour live astronomy programme on Radio Ulster on the evening of Friday 27 January from Delamont Country Park, near Killyleagh! We will have a large selection of powerful telescopes and binoculars for viewing the sky, plus the Stardome mobile planetarium, and all the usual other attractions. This will broadcast from 8 to 10 p.m., live, no matter what the weather! So lots of interesting items will be included, to cope with either clear or cloudy skies. The presenters are the well-known Anne-Marie McAleese and Darryl Grimason.
We will be in action from about 6.30 onwards, with the telescopes and exhibition and viewing the sky if clear, so come about then if you want good views of the Moon and Venus through the telescopes.
The forecast is for it to be clear but COLD, so wrap up warm. And we are expecting a big crowd, so bring along your own telescope and binoculars if you have them.
NB, there will be no cafe facilities on the site, so bring your own hot food and drink if you wish. Alternatively, you can pop into nearby Killyleagh for a carryout.
2. TWITTER: the IAA now has a twitter account. twitterIaaAstro
3. BBC THINGS TO DO WEBSITE: See the forthcoming IAA events on
4. JOINING the IRISH ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION is now even easier: This link downloads a Word document to join the IAA. http://irishastro.org.uk/iaamembership.doc. See also www.irishastro.org.
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