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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 14:45:24 EDT
Subject: Transit on TV, Radio & Web

Hi all,

There's a wide selection of programmes about the Transit, and covering it. 
Note these:

1. Wednesday, 2 June, 9.00-9.30pm, BBC Radio 4, Duncan Steel on A Shadow 
across the Sun. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/venusacrossthesun.shtml

2.  Saturday, 5 June, 5.00 - 5.30pm, BBC2 TV: Adam Hart-Davis on how to view 
the transit safely.

3.  Sunday 6 June, 2.0 - 3.0. T.M. on "Margie's Magazine", Downtown radio.

4. Sunday, 6 June, midnight - 00.25am, BBC1 TV: Patrick Moore's Sky at Night

5.  Tuesday, 8 June - TRANSIT DAY - Live coverage on BBC1 TV:
        6.00-9.30am    Two reports during the Breakfast programme
        09.50 - 9.55am      Live update: Live visit to the Royal Observatory 
Greenwich for coverage of the Transit of Venus, when the planet passes in 
front of the Sun.
    12:00 to 12:15. BBC 1 Adam Hart-Davis and the team are live in Greenwich 
for an attempt to measure the distance to the Sun, the climax of the Transit 
of Venus as the planet crosses the face of the Sun.

6. Tuesday, 8 June: 7.30pm, RTE Radio 1: Future Tense on the transit with 
Ella McSweeney

7. Tuesday 8 June: 11.20pm - 00.20am BBC2 TV: Stardate: The Transit of Venus. 

Adam Hart-Davis is at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, reporting on the day's 
astronomical event when Venus passes over the face of the Sun. Also includes 
the results of the Open University's attempt to get viewers nationwide to time 
the Transit and make an accurate measurement of the Astronomical Unit, the 
distance from Earth to the Sun.    

8.  For details of observing events etc around Ireland, visit 

9.  For progress of the transit around the world see www.vt-2004.org

At the IAA event at Botanic gardens, we will also have the IAA's own 
'Ulsternaut', Derek Heatly, with his usual goodies.

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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