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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Subject: 2 Lectures, Lecture series, S.A.N.

Hi all,

1. A final reminder that Prof Mark Bailey, Director of Armagh Observatory, 
will open the new lecture season of the Irish Astronomical Association when he 
gives the "Ronnie Ormonde Memorial Lecture" on Wednesday 22 September. This 
will be held in Lecture Theatre 5, Stranmillis College, Stranmillis Road, 
Belfast, at 7.30 p.m. The talk is entitled: "The Origin of Comets and the Oort 
Cloud". Admission is free, including light refreshments, and all will be welcome.

2.   The lecture by Prof. Leon Lederman, Nobel Laureate, on Wednesday, 22 
Sep, at 7.00pm, TCD, entitled "The Search for Simplicity in the Universe" is 
booked out, but a live webcast will be available over the web. See 
http://www.ria.ie/events/lederman.html

3. "THE SOLAR SYSTEM - ITS ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY"
Dr Ian Sanders of TCD's Geology Dept is presenting a series of 6 lectures on 
this topic every Tuesday at 8pm starting October 12 in the Museum Building, 
Trinity College Dublin. This series of six illustrated lectures will attempt to 
explain in non-technical language how the solar system began.  The lectures 
will explore the evidence in meteorites and lunar samples for the creation of 
the sun and planets and for early events in their history. Apply to Ms M. 
Duncan, Dept. of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone 01 608 1074; e-mail 
earthtcd.ie. Fee is 60 (students/unwaged/pensioners 30euro).

4. SKY AT NIGHT: The next programme will be broadcast on Sunday evening as 
usual, but BBC4 will be showing a 10min. extended version of the programme on 
Monday at 20.30 the day after the main programme.
   This may be because the repeat on the following Saturday BBC2 is being 
phased out? 
   The extra 10 mins. will feature the monthly night sky and can feature 
pictures from amateur astronomers.  The main programme will be presented by Sir 
Patrick and Chris Lintott. (Thanks to Peter Paice for this info.)

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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