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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 17:51:22 EDT
Subject: Media, Lectures, Exhibitions, Mars

Hi all,
 
RADIO AND TV

1. Mon, 17 Oct, 7.00pm, BBC4 TV: Journeys from the  Centre of the Earth - the 
influence of geology on art (3/6).

2. Tue, 18  Oct,  7.00pm, RTE2 TV: Two Extreme: End Day - new series on  
catastrophies.
8.30pm, BBC2 TV: What the Ancients  Did for Us - Woodhenge and Stonehenge.
 
3. Tues 18 Oct, BBC2: First episosode of a new comedy drama "Supernova"  
about a British scientist who leaves London for a job in an observatory in the  
Australian Outback (the AAT?). Probably not much science, but maybe worth  a 
look for the views, and to spot any scientific boobs!?

4. Thu, 20 Oct,  9.00pm, BBC2 TV: Horizon - Titan, Saturn's largest  moon, as 
seen from the Cassini-Huygens  spacecraft.

LECTURES

5. Tue, 18 Oct, 6.30pm, DIT, Aungier St, DUBLIN: Prof.  Simon Conway Morris 
(Cambridge) on 'What evolution tells us about  extra-terrestrials'.   Admission 
free; to register phone 01-4024583 or  email peter.kavanaghdit.ie

6.  Wed, 19 Oct, 7.30 p.m. Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis College, Stranmillis  
Road, BELFAST. Irish Astronomical Association, Public Lecture, by Dr Ian  
Sanders (TCD) "Evidence in meteorites for the origin of the Solar System."  
Admission Free, including light refreshments.
 
EXHIBITIONS

7. From 28 Sep. for four months at NMI, Collins  Barracks, DUBLIN: "LIGHT & 
TIME" - an exhibition to celebrate Hamilton Year.  The highlight is a laser 
demonstration of Conical Refraction, predicted by  Hamilton in 1832.   See 
www.museum.ie

8. Until 28 Oct. at  Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin: "MAKING TIME" - an art 
exhibition marking  Einstein Year.  Thu-Sun, 10.00am-4.00pm. Admission free. 
Catalogue as PDF  at www.farmleigh.ie.
 
9 MARS is now approaching its best, almost as close now as it will be  on 29 
October - and that won't be bettered for another 18 years!  A  brilliant ruddy 
beacon, it's getting high in the SE sky by local midnight,  even allowing for 
BST. If you have a telescope, do have look on the next good  night! 
   The Irish Astronomical Association will be holding public  Mars-Watch 
observing sessions, weather permitting, at the end of October &  early November, 
probably at the car park at the Ulster Folk & Transport  Museum, Cultra, Co. 
Down. More details later.
 
Clear Skies,
 
Terry Moseley

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