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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 18:27:43 EST
Subject: Lectures, Play, Panel, Talks, TV, 

Hi all,

Just back from a last-minute trip to Astrofest (very enjoyable) + some other 
visits.

The following may be of interest. N.B. They are NOT in strict chronological 
order!

LECTURES

1.  Wed., 9 Feb.:1.00-2.00pm, Emmet Theatre, Arts, TCD: Prof. Petros Florides 
on 'J.L. Synge, a life at work on general relativity'.  See 
http://www.hamilton.tcd.ie/events/

2.  Seminar in the Schroedinger lecture theatre in the Physics Dept, TCD on 
Friday, February 11, at 12:00, by Prof Anthony Leggett, Macarthur Professor of 
Physics, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Nobel Laureate 2003: 
"Bell's theorem, entanglement, quantum teleportation and all that".
   For further details contact: Dr Jonathan N Coleman, Lecturer in Physics, 
Physics Department, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland, Tel: ++353 1 
6083859, Fax: ++535 1 6711759

3. Tick, Tick, Tick Pulsating Star, How We Wonder What You Are
Lectures by:  Prof. Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, Open University, Milton-Keynes, UK
Tuesday 15 February 7.30 pm University College Cork:
Venue: Boole Lecture Theatre 4. Target audience: Children ages 11 and up, 
general public. Admission charge: None.
Local organiser: Denise Gabuzda, tel. 021 - 490 2003

REPEATED: Monday 14 February 4.00 pm University of Limerick
Wednesday 16 February 4.00 pm Queen's University Belfast
Thursday 17 February 4.00 pm Dublin City University
Target audience: third level and informed members of the public. IOPI 
Committee Contact: Jason Greenwood, tel. 044 - 28 - 9097 3935

4. GALILEO PLAY, 
Rough Magic theatre company presents Brecht's The Life of Galileo, in a 
version by Howard Brenton, at Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin,  from 
February 17th -March 5th. www.rough-magic.com
   Special ticket offer:  *4 tickets for the price of 3* if booked by Monday 
14 February (Valentine's Day!). Normal ticket price : Eur20 (eur14 conc.); 
Mondays, previews and matinees: eur15 (eur10 conc.)
   This is a story of innovation, brilliance, success, of religion, power and 
the manipulation of truth. Consistently produced during periods of political 
uncertainty, the play reverberates across time with obvious meaning for today. 
  

TALKS: Coinciding with World Year of Physics 2005, two events will be 
presented in association with British Council Ireland, the Institute of Physics in 
Ireland and Science@Culture: 
5.   'And yet it moves' from Galileo to Einstein: a beginner's guide to 
Galileo and his legacy. With science historian Dr Michael John Gorman, physicist 
Prof Iggy McGovern and astronomer Dr Ian Elliott: Wednesday 23 February 6–
6.45pm. 
6.    Science Friction: a panel discussion on science, politics and the 
state. With Howard Brenton, science commentator Brian Trench, national science 
advisor Dr Barry McSweeney, Vatican astronomer Prof Antonino Zichichi, and chaired 
by Dermot Gleeson:  Saturday 26 February 5.30–7pm. 
   All talks are at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Admission free, booking 
essential. 
   Booking: 01 881 9613 or www.project.ie  Groups rates available.

TV & RADIO:

7. Thur., 10 Feb., 4.00pm, BBC R4: Bookclub - Bill Bryson talks about his 
book, A Short History of Nearly Everything.
8. Sat., 12 Feb., BBC2 TV: repeat of Sky at Night: Latest Pictures from 
Titan, with lead project scientist Professor John Zarnecki.

9. Next IAA Public Lecture: 16 Feb, 7.30 p.m., Stranmillis College, Belfast: 
Prof Mike Redfern, NUIG: Subject TBA. Admission free, all welcome.

10. SPECIAL QUB / IAA EXTRA LECTURE: Dr Paul Butler,  Carnegie Institution of 
Washington:  "From Extrasolar Planets to Extra-Terrestrials".  Larmour 
Lecture theatre, main Physics building, QUB, Thursday 3 March @ 7pm. Admission free. 
As you may know, Dr Butler is one of the world's leading discoverers of 
extra-solar planets, so this should be a fascinating talk, by someone at the 
leading edge of this area of research! Note your diaries now!
   This lecture is being organised by Dr Stephen Smartt, QUB, (recent speaker 
at the European Astrofest in London), with an invitation to all IAA members, 
and others, to attend.

(Hope I haven't missed anything!)

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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