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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 20:27:11 EST
Subject: IAA at Mount Stewart, ARTI, ISS

Hi all,

1. Just a final reminder about our public observing / Planeterium / talks 
evening at Mount Stewart, nr Greyabbey, Newtownards, Co Down, tomorrow (Saturday) 
evening.

This event is ticket-only, and I believe all available places have been 
booked. However, there will be FREE, and unlimited, admission to all IAA members 
who turn up with a telescope and/or tripod-mounted binoculars!  

2. It was disappointing not to see more amateurs at the public lecture & 
official launch of the ARTI (A Radio Telescope for Ireland) at the RIA in Dawson 
St, Dublin, yesterday. It was a very enjoyable event, and Sir Bernard Lovell 
introduced the  public lecture, and also spoke at the official launch. He said 
he hoped to see the telescope (a 32 metre dish, to be built in Birr Castle 
Demesne) erected in his lifetime, and as he's now over 90, he said we had better 
get a move on! 
  This will be a tremendous project & opportunity for Irish astronomy, so do 
all you can to help promote it, via your club, your website, lobbying your TD, 
begging for funding from rich uncles, etc! 
   More details at www.arti.ie, or contact Dr Denise Gabuzda at UCC, gabuzdaphys.ucc.ie, 
or Dr Aaron Golden at NUIG, agoldennuigalway.ie

3. The evening passes of the ISS continue for a few more days, with good ones 
starting at about 20.38 on Sat 27th, and 19.35 on Sun 28th (times vary 
according to your location). Check  for exact details.
Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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