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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 19:39:25 EST
Subject: Bye bye NEAT, 2 lectures

Hi all,

1. I just managed what must be my last view of Comet NEAT this evening at 
about 18.15-18.20, in 30 x 80 binocs, from Boghill, one of my West-view dark 
sites. It was too low, and the twilight was too bright, to see any detail, 
but I think I could still see a hint of tail. I estimate the magnitude was 
about +1.5. Not up to Hale-Bopp standards, but still quite a nice comet to 
have followed.

2. Yours truly will be giving a lecture to the Irish Astronomical Society in 
Dublin, Ely House, Ely Place, at 8 p.m. on Monday 17 February, entitled 
"Aliens - Where are They?" This talk seemed to be quite well received when I 
gave it to the Cork Astronomy Club two weeks earlier, so if you want to go 
I'm sure they won't turn you away.

3. The next Irish Astronomical Association Meeting will be a double-header 
with members William Marshall (assisted by Barry Loane) talking on "From Here 
to There and Back" and Adam Laird will speak on "Spectroscopy - What's It All 
About?". Wednesday 19 February, 7.30 p.m., Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis 
College,
Belfast. Admission free, and all are welcome.

Terry Mosely

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