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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 18:32:33 EST
Subject: Astronaut Magic, Coming Events

Hi all,

A huge crowd of members and visitors were absolutely enthralled by ESA 
astronaut Dr Andre Kuiper's presentation to the IAA in Stranmillis College last 
night. We had to move to the biggest lecture theatre in the building to 
accommodate everyone, and we all listened spellbound to a fascinating & brilliantly 
illustrated talk lasting for well over two hours! Followed by about 20 minutes 
questions. Followed by more one-to-one questions & autograph signing which seemed 
to go on all night! Wow! 
   Thanks to Robert Hill, Armagh Planetarium,  & Dr Andy McCrea, Action 
Renewables, for sponsoring an unforgettable evening!

Notes for your diary:

1. Just a final reminder:  CONNAUGHT STAR PARTY: Westwood House Hotel, 
Newcastle, Galway City, on Sat 29 January. Visit: 
www.galwayastronomyclub.ie
 Last year's event was excellent: I'm sure that this one will be just as 
good! 
Galway Astronomy Club
75 Coogan Park
Newcastle
Galway City
Tel. 091 528347

2. February 1st. Lecture at the RDS, Dr Simon Steele of the 
Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics examines how the big bang, black holes and dark ener
gy were predicted. The predictions were so strange that Einstein found it 
hard to believe they could be true. One of the Tyndall lectures for schools. 2 pm 
and 4 pm at the RDS Concert Hall. More details from Dr Ciaran Byrne at the 
RDS, 01 2407217, or 
email ciaran.byrnerds.ie

3. IAA Lecture, February 2nd, 7.30 p.m. Stranmillis College, Stranmillis 
Road, Belfast. Dr Deirdre Coffey, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin: "Star 
Formation in our Galaxy". Admission free, including light refreshments.

4. Feb 7. EAAS lecture, Thompson Primary School, Ballyrobert. Mark Sweetnam. 
"Creationism - A Credible Cosmology?".

5. February 9th - lunchtime lecture by Petros Florides of Maths Dept TCD, 
about John Lighton Synge and General relativity at Emmet Theatre, Arts block, 
TCD, 1pm to 2 pm.

6. 16 February:  IAA Lecture, 7.30 p.m. Stranmillis College, Stranmillis 
Road, Belfast. Prof Mike Redfern, NUIG: "Astronomy at Galway University".  
Admission free, including light refreshments.

7. 17th February to March 5th. Play, Brecht's "Life of Galileo", performed 
by Rough Magic at the Project Theatre, Dublin.

8.  February 23rd - Galileo and his legacy. Pre show talk at the Project 
Theatre, Dublin 6pm.

9. ADVANCE NOTICE: March 7th to 9th. Discovery 2005 Cork. Three day 
celebration of science and engineering. Exhibitions, school events, lectures. Main 
venue City Hall. Contact Dessie Baker, co-ordinator, at 086 3883620


Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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