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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:21:43 EDT
Subject: Talk on Mars, in Cork; SIRTF; ANSP


To mark the closest approach of Mars in 60,000 years, there will be a talk by 
Kevin Nolan, Director of the Planetary Society in Ireland, on "All things 
Mars". The talk will commence at 9.00pm in Unit 2a of Carrigaline Industrial 
Estate (on the Crosshaven Road from Carrigaline).

Prior to that, and after if weather permits, we'll be trying to catch some 
views of the red planet wih a 12" Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain.

Contact: Dr. Niall Smith; Department of Applied Physics & Instrumentation; 
Cork Institute of Technology. Ph. +353-21-4326369  or  +353-21-4326297; Fax. 
+353-21-4345191; Email: nsmith@cit.ie

The latest in NASA's 'GREAT SPACE TELESCOPES' has been launched to orbit: so 
far so good. SIRTF - the Space Infra-Red Telescope Facility - should tell us 
as much, if not more, than the HST, but perhaps without such stunning picures.

I enjoyed the 'All-Night Star Party' on BBC2 - they should do that more 
often!
 How about a bombardment of emails to the Beeb telling them how brilliant it 
was, and let's have more?

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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