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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 19:32:27 EDT
Subject: Ast Books, TV, & ESO/AAE Competition

Hi all,

Thanks to Dr Ian Elliott for the following:

NEW BOOKS, EU PUBLICATIONS, TV, etc.

1) The book 'Irish Innovators in Science and Technology' is now available from 
the Royal Irish Academy. Published jointly by the Academy and Enterprise Ireland 
it is an updated and enlarged version of the two-volume People and Places in 
Irish Science & Technology published in 1985 and 1990. The book is edited 
by Charles Mollan, William Davis and Brendan Finucane and it contains biographical 
information on 155 men and women who contributed to Ireland's scientific heritage. 
The volume is hardbound in A4 format and costs 28.00euro (postage is 5euro extra). 
It may be ordered from the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, 
Tel: +353-1-6762570, Fax: +353-1-6762346. Further information is available from 
the publications officer, Mr Hugh Shiels (Email: h.shiels@ria.ie). See Spotlight 
on http://wwww.iscan.ie/

2) Dr Mary Bruck of Edinburgh has completed a biography - 'Agnes Mary Clerke
and the Rise of Astrophysics' - which gives an account of the remarkable
 life of the Skibbereen-born historian of astronomy.  The book is published 
by Cambridge University Press at 35.00stg hardback. 
See http://books.cambridge.org/0521808448.htm

3) Adam Hart-Davis has travelled Britain and Ireland to bring to life pioneers 
of science, invention and technology. The book '100 Local Heroes' collects some 
of the best stories from his TV series. It includes at least seven Irish heroes. 
The revised edition of 400 pages by Adam Hart-Davis and Paul Bader is published 
by Sutton Publishing in softcover for 12.68euro. See http://www.hd.org/Adam/

4) The European Commission issues a 40-page quarterly magazine on European
research, 'RTD info'. A free sample copy or a free subscription can be obtained 
from Research DG - Information and Communication Unit, Rue de la Loi, 
200 - B 1049 Brussels. Fax: +32 2 295 8220, Email: research@cec.eu.int.
See http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/rtdinfo_en.html

5) The second series of programmes 'Rough Science' has been running on BBC2
TV on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm.  A team of scientists travels to a 
tropical island and faces the challenge of improvising scientific solutions 
to a number of practical problems. The series will be repeated on BBC2 
at 00.30 am Friday mornings June 14, 21, 28 and July 5. See http://www.open2.net/ 
and http://www.bbc.co.uk/alert/spotlight/sci_0502_rough.shtml

6) Catch a Star! - an astronomy competition for European pupils. The 
European Southern Observatory and the Association for Astronomy Education 
are running a competition for groups of up to three pupils and one teacher. 
The first prize is a trip for the members of the group to the ESO Paranal 
Observatory in Chile. Closing date: 1 November 2002. 
See http://www.eso.org/outreach/eduoff/catchastar/

Terry Moseley

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