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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 19:14:49 EDT
Subject: Lecture, WSW at W5, WSP, + Sorry!

Hi all,

1. The next IAA Public Lecture will be on Wednesday 2 October at 7.30 p.m. in
Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast. Prof Barrie
Jones of the Open University will give a talk entitled "Planets & Life Beyond
the Solar System". Admission is free, and all are welcome.

2. World Space Week Events @ Odyssey, Belfast: Special events on Friday 4th
October.    World space week is an international celebration. So come &
celebrate at the Imax, W5 and Bar 7, three very unique venues in Ireland. 

LECTURE: Death of the Dinosaurs, 10.30am, 12.00pm

Dr Alan Fitzsimmons Lecturer at Queens University.
It has been realised that the dinosaurs probably died out due to the
collision of an asteroid or comet with Earth. Will this also be the fate of
humanity? This talk discusses how scientists have reached their general
understanding of this, explains the role of simple energy calculations and
finishes with an overview of how astronomers are tackling this threat. 
Cost: 3.50 includes admission to W5

"Space Station 3D", Sheridan Imax 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. Refreshments served from
5.00pm in the foyer.

Blast off on a thrilling adventure more than 200 miles above Earth! Space
Station is the first 3D Space film ever! Through the magic of Imax film you
are taken into Space to witness the greatest engineering feat of our time -
the assembly and operation of the International Space Station.

Space Week Inaugural Lecture: 'The Century of Space Science' by Martin Huber.
W5 Lecture Theatre 7.15pm - 8.15 pm. Wine and soft drinks served from 6.45 pm
on level 5 concourse

World space week is an international celebration of the contribution that
space science and technology makes to the betterment of the human condition.

So who better than Martin to deliver this exciting and informative talk about
how space science has changed our world and the future excitements that it
holds for us.

The outcome of Martin's studies saw the implementation of the Solar and
Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), an ESA-NASA mission and as a member of ESA's
Space Science Advisory Committee and Chair of its Solar System Working
Group Martin is currently involved in educational initiatives such as
'Physics on Stage', 'Life in the Universe' and 'Couldn't be without it.'
Martin is currently President-elect of the European Physical Society and
editor of the European journal 'The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review'.
Buffet Meal at Bar 7 8.30 pm - 9.00 pm

This wonderful evening can be booked by contacting W5 on 02890 467790/467710.
For further details about events in W5 contact suemcgrath@w5online.co.uk

3. Whirlpool Star Party, Birr, Co Offaly, 4-6 October (Friday evening to
Sunday afternoon):  The main annual event for amateur (& some professional)
astronomers in Ireland: not to be missed, especially this year!
the web address is http://go.to/sac or there is a mirror site at
http://homepage.eircom.net/~sac/ with less adds etc.

Order of main speakers will be: 
Saturday: John Dobson (yes, him!); David Lunt; Antony Hewish; Jack Newton
Sunday: Johnjoe McFadden; Barrie Jones; John Dobson (again)

4. For IAA members - Sorry, STARDUST may be a few days late! I was so
overwhelmed with congratulatory emails, phone calls & cards about 'my
asteroid' that I have not been able to get the magazine out yet! I must have
had about 80 emails (all of which I have tried to reply to), over a dozen
phone calls, and quite a few cards! I'm not complaining, but it has held me
back a bit!  So to all of you, if I've missed replying to you directly, MANY
THANKS!

NB: Next date in your diary: IAA Observing & Stardome evening, 12 Octoober,
7.30 p.m., Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne.

Terry Moseley

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