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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 20:12:59 EST
Subject: Book, TIME prog, 'Galileo's daughter, Lidl 'Scopes

Hi all,

1.  Agnes Mary Clerke's "A Popular History of Astronomy During the 
Nineteenth Century" is now available in a facsimile reprint of the 4th edition of 1902. 
 All the original notes, photographs and appendices are included.  Dr. Mary 
Brüaut;ck, author of "Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics," has 
contributed a new foreword.  See the Table of Contents and other details at: 
http://han.sattre-press.com/
   Paperback, 500pp, 34.95 US dollars.  ISBN 0-9718305-5-X.

2.    "The next HORIZON programme might be of interest. It's on Thursday 18, 
at 9.00, BBC2, on the subject of "Time", and the possibility of 'time travel'. 
Any of you who attended the recent excellent event in Armagh on the subject 
will no doubt be interested. One of the topics will be Prof. Frank Tipler's 
proposed 'time machine' - theoretically possible, they say, if you can build 
something with half the mass of our galaxy!

3.  Monday, 22 Dec at 7.30pm on Channel 4 A dramatisation of Dava Sobel's 
popular book 'Galileo's Daughter'. See:  
http://www.umbrella.co.uk/science/galileod.htm

4.  I've been  given the following details re the Lidl Skylux refractors: 
   "ABOUT 12 LEFT AS OF 4-30PM TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE NEW LIDL STORE ON 
BALLYSILLIAN ROAD IN NORTH BELFAST."
Also,  the Lidl store in the Moira Road, Lisburn, had 15 Skylux telescopes in 
stock as at 13.00h today last Thurs.

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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