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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 14:43:41 EDT
Subject: Aurora, Lidl Binocs, Lecture

Hi all,

1. There's an aurora alert for tonight (Wed/Thur): A Coronal Mass Ejection 
(CME) which occurred at 14:25 BST on Tuesday is heading towards the Earth. It is 
expected to arrive after midnight but it's worth checking from dusk onwards 
just in case it arrives a bit early. The Moon (just past Full) rises about 
11:30pm so the skies will be darker before then. However, a bright aurora can 
still be seen in moonlight.  There's
a slight chance that the aurora will be visible tomorrow night (April 8/9) 
too.
   Details are at www.spaceweather.com and www.spacew.com 

2. Lots of you have bought the Lidl 10x50 binoculars at 13.99 (about 25 euro in 
ROI), and everyone reporting back so far is very pleased with the performance &
 value.

3. Advance notice of the next !AA lecture meeting, on Wed 14 April, at 7.30 
p.m., in Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis College, Belfast, when Prof Bill Napier 
(Armagh Observatory & Cardiff University) will give a talk entitled "Children of 
the Galaxy". Admission is free, including light refreshments, and all are 
welcome.

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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