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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 11:50:14 EDT
Subject: Perseids BBQ Tonight

Hi all,

As promised last night, an update for the BBQ tonight: it looks great, and 
forecast is good, so let's go!

This will be more of an excuse for a BBQ than anything else, as the bright 
almost-full Moon will drown out all but the brightest meteors. But we may also 
get a look at Mars if you don't mind staying up late.

Venue is the picnic site at Big Collin, on the B94 from Ballyclare to 
Broughshane. It's just over the top of the hill on the left going from Ballyclare, on 
the Northside of the hill. It's a proper picnic site with about a dozen 
proper picnic tables, parking, and a fairly dark sky, although that will be 
academic, with the moonlight!

Please park facing away from the picnic area so that your lights don't dazzle 
the others if you need to leave early!

As for the Midsummer BBQ at Armagh Observatory, I'll bring the BBQ, fuel etc, 
you bring your own food, drink, cooking & eating equipment.

If you want to observe meteors, bring a lounger, or a waterproof rug to lie 
on. If you have a portable telescope, bring it too & we can also have a look at 
the Moon, & Mars after it rises at about 22.20: observable by about 11.30, 
perhaps?

This is a 'T. Moseley' event, not an official IAA one, so you come at your 
own risk! 

Hope to see lots of you there.

Terry Moseley

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