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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 18:23:47 EST
Subject: Invitation

Hi all,

Many of you will know that I was extremely honoured last year when the IAU 
named an asteroid after me, for various 'services to amateur astronomy' (I'll 
not bore you with the whole citation!) The asteroid was discovered by Dr 
David Asher of Armagh Observatory, when he was working at Siding Springs 
Observatory in Australia, and it was the first of his Minor Planet 
discoveries.

It's only a small ordinary main-belt asteroid, but that does not in any way 
detract from the honour I feel at such a gesture, particularly from David, 
for whom I have the greatest respect!

Anyway, to celebrate the award, Prof Mark Bailey is very kindly hosting an 
event at Armagh Observatory on Wed 15 January, to which all are invited! If 
you have never been to the Observatory before, Mark Bailey will be giving a 
conducted tour, starting at 6.30 p.m. For others, if you could arrive between 
7.0 & 7.30, and then all meet in the Library at the back of the main 
Observatory building for 7.30 for the 'semi-formal' part of the event.

There will be the usual flattering comments about the recipient from, I 
expect, some or all of: Mark Bailey, David Asher, John McConnell (who 
initiated the process!) & Andy McCrea, to which I will reply with my genuine 
thanks and appreciation! After the boring bit, we will then adjourn into the 
main building for some light refreshments.
IN ORDER FOR US TO KNOW HOW MANY TO CATER FOR, PLEASE let me know if you 
intend to come!

You can email me back (GIVING YOUR NAME PLEASE!), or ring me on the following 
numbers: Home (048 from ROI+) 9058 7658 or 9083 5392; work: 9025 3637: Mob: 
07979 300842.  NB, reception on my mobile is very poor at work, so it's 
better not to ring me on it during working hours: texts usually come through 
OK, however.

PLEASE let me know by lunchtime on Monday 13th IF YOU INTEND TO COME! 
(apologies are NOT necessary!).

Hope to see many of you there!

Terry

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