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"What is Light?"
Leo Enwright

Leo Enright, a broadcaster on Space Exploration and Science will deliver a free public lecture in the Market Place Theatre on Thursday 17 September at 7.30 pm.

He explores the history of Ireland's sometimes tenuous connection with luminosity -- while naming and shaming some modern big wicks. He will focus on the importance of continuing public access to dark skies, especially during the present "Golden Age" of astronomy, whilst noting that historically Ireland has sometimes been defined by the absence of light -- as why else would the Romans have called it Hibernia?

The public lecture is being given as part of the 9th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky that takes place from 17--19 September 2009 in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh.

For tickets to this public lecture, please contact Aileen McKee at the Armagh Observatory; Tel: 028-3752-2928; Fax: 028-3752-7174; e-mail: ambnat signarm.ac.uk.

Last Revised: 2010 February 22nd