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From: TerryMoselataol.com
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 16:25:31 EST
Subject: TV Progs, Lectures, ISS

Hi all,

Some items to note:

T.V. -
1. Sunday, 20.00 Channel 5, "Contact": a reasonably thoughtful sci-film, 
about one possible scenario on radio contact from an alien civilisation, starring 
Jodie Foster. She didn't get an Oscar, but she did get an asteroid named after 
her for her role! Even better, eh?

2. Sunday/Monday: 02.10: BBC 1; The Sky At Night: Sir Patrick looks at the 
latest data from the Mars rovers, Spirit & Opportunity (repeated on Sat a.m., 
BBC2, if you forget to set the video)

3. Monday, 19.50, BBC2. "Space: Flying Visits" Looks at the possibility of 
alien life.

4. Monday, 23.35, RTE 1 "From Red to Green: The Future of Mars" (I have no 
more details, but it sounds as if it's about 'terraforming' Mars.)

LECTURES:
5. Dr Neil Bone, Director of the BAA Meteor Section, will give a talk to the 
East Antrim Astronomical Society on Monday at 8 p.m. in Ballyrobert: Title 
"The Leonid Meteors". 

6. The next IAA meeting will be on Wednesday 4 February at 19.30, in 
Stranmillis College, Belfast. Dr Alan Fitzsimmons, Reader in the Astrophysics & 
Planetary Science Divsion, Dept of Physics, QUB, will give a lecture entitled "What 
Happens When An Asteroid Misses?". Admission is free, and all are welcome. 
    Alan is just back from an observing session at the European Southern 
Observatory in Chile (jealous, moi?), and has put some of the pictures from those 
observations on his website, as per the following email:
   "I've put a small number of of pictures from my ESO observing run on the 
web if you're interested...  http://star.pst.qub.ac.uk/~af/piccies/i "

7. The ISS continues its series of evening passes: details on 
www.heavens-above.com. If the clouds would go, we might even see it!

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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