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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 20:01:11 EST
Subject: IAA lecture, TV Prog,  2 New Lectures, IAA sub

Hi all,

1. A reminder about the next IAA meeting, on Wednesday 1 December, at 7.30 
p.m., in Stranmillis College, Belfast, when Dr Don Pollaco (QUB) will talk on 
his amazing 'SuperWASP' project. (Nothing to do with 'killer bees' - WASP is for 
'Wide Angle Search for Planets'.) It's in Lecture Room 5, main building, and 
admission is free, including light refreshments.

2. TV Prog: Pter Paice alerted me to this:
"In the new Radio Times there's a reference (no programme details) to an item 
with Sir Martin Rees "What we still don't know" for Sunday 5 Dec. C4. No 
further deatails yet, but Sir Martin is always worth watching.

I've just got details of two more events, both on Tuesday 7 December, but 
one's in Belfast, and the other's in London, so they don't really clash.

3. Dr Rachel Street, QUB, sent this:
"Cafe Scientifique" talk, on the 7th Dec.  We have organised for Simon Singh 
to talk about his latest book on the Big Bang theory. You'll have probably 
read some of his other books, on Fermat's theorem etc.
   Everyone is welcome to attend the Cafe (free entry), which is an informal 
discussion forum, to be held in the Bookfinder's Cafe on University Road, 
Belfast starting at 6pm."

4. Lisa Mackay of the RIA asked me to circulate this:

SIR WILLIAM McCREA CENTENARY LECTURE
By Dr Derek McNally
Formerly Director of the University of London Observatory, UCL

'Why is the Solar Rotation a Pirouette and not a Maelstrom?'
Tuesday 7 December 2004 at 5.30pm

Main Lecture Theatre, Founder's Building, Royal Holloway, University of 
London,
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX

Acceptances: RSVP, Marta Baker, External Relations Office, Royal Holloway, 
University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX" (Slightly edited: T.M.)

Derek is originally from Belfast, and has given several excellent talks to 
the IAA here, so if any readers are in the London / Surrey area you should try 
to get along.

5. Finally, if any IAA members have not paid their subscription for the 
current year (it was due in September), please send a cheque for 15 pounds, payable to 
the IAA, to John Hall, 3 Vaddegan Avenue, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT36 7SP. 
Members in ROI should send a Sterling draft or 25 euro in NOTES only (not a euro 
cheque) to that address.
 
Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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