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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 18:08:30 EDT
Subject: Carnfunnock Success, WSP rtf

Hi all,

Our amazing run of weather for our IAA planned events at Carnunnock continued 
on Saturday with an almost cloudless sky for our latest 'Solar Day'. For 
'our' events (as opposed to eclipses etc), that's a 100% record there, and about 
17 out of 18 altogether, at all venues, since I started counting!
   And the Sun obliged with a good-sized single spot, and a nice smaller 
pair, plus several prominences visible in the Coronadoes etc. We had a good steady 
stream of visitors, and all seemed interested & impressed.
   Thanks to all who volunteered: we had a great selection of telescopes, 
ranging up to Danny Collins' 6" (150mm) refractor, and David Collins' (no 
relation) amazing 25 x 125 binocs! Andy set up his laptop to show the view from his 
latest H-Alpha instrument - very impressive. See photos on the IAA website: 
www.btinternet.com/~jimmyaquarius

Whirlpool Star Party: Ireland's premier astronomy event is only about 6 weeks 
away, from 17-19 September, in Birr, Co Offaly. Details of the programme are 
on: www.geocities.com/shannonsideac/ 
   But, with due respect, the accommodation list for Birr on that site is 
rather meagre in scope & information! I have compiled a much bigger & more 
comprehensive list, and including latest prices, website & email addresses where 
known, locations, no of rooms, E/S or not, etc. .....
   B&B accommodation in the immediate area is getting booked out, so better 
hurry up! The attached list gives details of all known accom in Birr & the 
surrounding area, in zones of increasing distance from Birr, up to about 20 miles 
away. It's as up to date as I can make it now, but better check all details of 
prices etc when you make your booking. I have attached it as a RTF file to 
beat the bug-gers!

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley


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