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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 20:02:09 EDT
Subject: CMB @ UCC, ISS, NEAT, T of V

Hi all,

1. Members in the Munster area may be interested in this lecture:
     "40 years of Cosmic Background Radiation"
Professor Gerard T. Wrixon, President University College Cork, invites you to 
attend a lecture by   Dr. Robert W. Wilson, Noble Laureate, of the 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

         "Forty Years of Cosmic Background Radiation"

as part of The President's Distinguished Guest Lecture Series, at 7.00pm, 
Thursday 3 June 2004, in Boole Lecture Theatre 3, University College Cork

RSVP: 5.00pm Tuesday 1 June 2004.  Email: PresidentsLectureSeries@ucc.ie
Tel: The Office of Marketing & Communications, University College Cork, 021 
490 2413

2. The ISS is currently making a nice series of evening passes, often passing 
close to, and outshining, Jupiter!  Check www.heavens-above.com for 
details.

3. Comet NEAT is now well up in a reasonably dark sky, at least for those of 
you in the more southern parts of the island! I had some excellent views of it 
from rural Berkshire recently, at a nice latitude of under 52 degrees. It has 
a reasonable tail, at least 4 degrees long, in 15 x 70 binocs. No structure 
was visible in the head, even with a 14-inch reflector. But it's fading all the 
time, (around mag 4.5 now) so look before it gets any fainter, and before the 
waxing Moon starts to interfere. See April STARDUST for charts and details.

4. Finally, have you made your plans for the Transit of Venus (8 June 2004, 
6:19am - 12:24pm) yet? If not, hurry up - it's less than 3 weeks away!
   See:  www.vt-2004.org, and www.venustransit.ie.  

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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