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From: TerryMosel@aol.com
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 18:33:59 EDT
Subject: TV, Mars event, Neil Armstrong

Hi all,

1. Oh Dear!  Space Cowboys wasn't the film I was thinking of at all! Rather 
pathetic, especially in view of Columbia.... But then hindsight can often 
easily achieve 100%.

2. Another reminder about the IAA Mars evening at Carnfunnock Country Park, 
North of Larne, on the A2 Coast Road. The first of the IAA "MARS & STARS" 
special observing & Stardome Nights will be at Carnfunnock Country Park, Drains 
Bay, Larne Co Antrim, at 8 p.m. to late, on Saturday 6 September. Viewing with a 
selection of powerful telescopes, stardome planetarium shows, exhibition, a 
real Martian Meteorite, etc! Don't miss it! Over 100 people have already booked, 
so we expect an ecven bigger crowd on the night!
   We picked that date so that Mars would be high enough up for good viewing 
at a reasonable hour of the night, but even so, expect to stay to near 
midnight if you want the best views. Wrap up well etc! Our own 'ulsternaut' Derek 
Heatly will be there with his Martian meteorite, so you can hold a bit of Mars in 
your hand, even if clouds prevent us seeing it! He'll also be selling photos &
 videos of his trip to near-space, in aid of charity, so don't come with 
empty pockets! 
   Please let me know by return if you intend to go, and if you are bringing 
a telescope, so we know what we can deliver!  Thanks.
   (Also next w/e, Sep 13 & 14, at Castle Espie)

More space news: Neil Armstrong is coming to Dublin in November! Details as 
follows, thanks to our own 'semi-spaceman', Derek Heatly):

Neil Armstrong will be at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, 8pm, Monday 17 
Nov, in the series "Face to Face". Members of the audience will have the 
opportunity to ask questions. Tickets start @ 40 euros, online orders . 
Tel.orders 00353-01417-0000. There will be NO AUTOGRAPHS.
   And please, nobody embarass us, or waste time, by asking "Wasn't it all 
faked?" If you believe that, another denial isn't going to convince you 
anyway....

Terry Moseley

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