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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 18:40:38 EDT
Subject: Special HST & Faulkes Telescope Event, Reminders

Hi all,

1. Special HST & Faulkes Telescope Event
   To mark the 15th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, Armagh 
Planetarium is running a special event at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, on Sunday 24 
April (as the Planetarium is closed for refurbishment at the moment). They will 
be 'unveiling' two special new anniversary images. 
   This is a joint event between the Planetarium, the Ulster Museum, the 
Faulkes Telescope Project (see below), and the Hubble European Space Agency 
Information Centre in Munich. 
   The event begins at 1 p.m., and there will be live presentations at 2.30, 
3.30, and 4 p.m. on the discoveries of the HST. 
   In addition, there will be a live link-up with the 2m robotic Faulkes 
Telescope in Hawaii! Weather permitting, attendees will be able take their own 
images of celestial objects with one of the largest telescopes in the world 
devoted to education (and a pretty big telescope by most standards anyway!) 
   They also hope to have samples of the Hubble Anniversary DVD to give away 
on the day.
  Thanks and congratulations to Robert & Armagh Planetarium for arranging 
this superb event! Not to be missed!

Don't Forget:

2. Wed 13 April: IAA Public lecture by Neil Bone, Stranmillis College, 
Belfast, 7.30 p.m., admission free.

3. Thursday 14 April: RIA Public lecture, Burke Theatre, TCD, by Prof Malcolm 
Longair, 'The Big Bang and its Aftermath', 6.30 p.m.

4. Friday 15 April: IAA Public observing & Stardome evening, WWT, Castle 
Espie, Comber, Co Down, 7.30 p.m.

5. Saturday 16 April: IAA Public observing & Stardome evening, Carnfunnock 
Country Park, Drains Bay, Larne, Co Antrim, 7.30 p.m.

6. Eclipse Co-incidence!
   While checking the map of the Antalya region, where IFAS will be going for 
the March 2006 Total Solar Eclipse, I noticed that the main route to Antalya 
(from Istanbul) is Euroroute E87. (Euroroutes are main routes linking all the 
principal cities in Europe & adjacent countries. e.g. the E30 takes you from 
The Hague to Hannover to Berlin to Warsaw to Moscow.) But guess where the other 
end of the E87 goes? - Varna in Bulgaria & on to Constanta in Romania, via 
Albena, where we very successfully observed the 1999 eclipse! Now if you're 
superstitious, that's bound to be a good omen!

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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