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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 17:37:38 EST
Subject: Lectures @ Cork, Belfast, Maynooth; HST Event

Hi all,

1. Sorry for the short notice on these lectures: I've only just been told 
about them. Sorry I don't know the exact venues.

The following lectures have been organised by the Institute of Physics.

Astronomical Masers: Signposts of Star-Birth and Star-Death
Prof. Philip Diamond
Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK

UCC             Monday 4th April           4:00 pm
QUB             Wednesday 6th April     4:00 pm
NUIM            Friday 8th April             3:30pm    

Admission free as far as I know. Further details available from The Institute 
of Physics in Ireland, or the Physics Dept in each University.

(Thanks to Robert Hill of Armagh Planetarium for organising the following 
major event!)   
2. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN NORTHERN IRELAND Fifteen years 
ago, on 24 April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the Space 
Shuttle Discovery (STS-31). In many ways Hubble has revolutionised modern 
astronomy, by not only being an incredible tool for making new discoveries, but also 
by driving astronomical research in general. 
   To mark the 15th anniversary of the HST, Armagh Planetarium has been given 
the honour of hosting the unveiling of two new Anniversary images. As we are 
currently being refurbished on-site, the event will take place on Sunday, 24th 
April at the Ulster Museum in Belfast at 1.00pm. The event is a joint venture 
between Armagh Planetarium, the Ulster Museum, the Faulkes Robotic Telescope 
Project and the Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre in Munich. 
   There will be live presentations at 2.30, 3.30 and 4pm on the discoveries 
of the Hubble Space Telescope and there will be a live connection to the 2m 
Faulkes Telescope in Hawaii. Weather permitting, attendees will have the 
opportunity to take their own images of celestial objects utilising one of the 
largest telescopes in the world dedicated to education. Admission is free and there 
will be activities for all ages. 


I'm off to COSMOS in Tullamore, so you'll get peace for a few days at least!

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley      

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