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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 19:18:52 EST
Subject: TV, Radio,ISS, Rocky Road Show, Lecture, Eclipse trip Forum

Hi all,

TV:
1. Sat. 12th,  12.45pm, BBC2 TV: Sky at Night - Patrick Moore investigates 
the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt with Dr Alan Fitzsimons of QUB. (REPEAT)

2. Sun 13th, 9 - 10 p.m. BBC1 TV: "Supervolcano: A two-part near-future 
drama-documentary charting the effects of one of nature's most cataclysmic events - 
a supervolcanic eruption". Followed by
3. Sun 13th, 10 - 10.30p.m. BBC2 TV, "Supervolcano: The Truth about 
Yellowstone".

4. Radio: Leo Enright presented a 30 minute show last Wed night on BBC Radio 
4 about "Project Prometheus" - a plan to use nuclear power for unmanned 
missions beyond the earth and eventually to Jupiter and beyond. If you missed it, 
you can listen to it online at: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/projectprometheus.shtml

5. The ISS is now doing another nice series of evening passes. Download 
predictions for your own location from www.heavens-above.com and see if you can 
spot one of the early evening passes while you're looking for Mercury. If you 
happen to be in the right location you can sometimes spot it passing very close 
to the Moon or Saturn - again Heavens-Above should give you all the details.

6. A reminder about the Rocky Road Show: this annual event at the Ulster 
Museum will be open on Saturday & Sunday afternoons (12th & 13th March), & is 
always worth a visit if you're interested in the planet beneath our feet, 
meteorites etc. Please note that there will be no vehicle or pedestrian access to the 
front entrance of the Museum on Saturday morning. All visitors prior to public 
opening times will have to enter via the Back Security entrance.

7. The next IAA Public Lecture will be on Wednesday 16 March, by Dr Niall 
Smyth, of CIT: The title is "Blackrock Castle Robotic Observatory"; Lecture 
Theatre 5, Stranmillis College, Belfast, 7.30 p.m. Free admission, including light 
refreshments. All welcome.

8. Anyone going on, or interested in, the IFAS eclipse trip to Turkey should 
have a look at: IFAS_Turkey2006yahoogroups.com  
    

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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