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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 18:46:12 EDT
Subject: IAA Lecture, Moon in Pleiades

Hi all,
 
1. Just a final reminder about the next IAA public lecture:
      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.
 
 
2. The waning gibbous Moon will pass through the S. edge of the Pleiades in  
the early morning of October 20, with brilliant Mars nearby to the West. The  
Moon will be so bright that it will overwhelm the fainter Pleiades, but you  
still may see it pass in front of, or occult, a few members of the  cluster.
   Keen observers can look out for these
    1. At about 02.15 it occults TYC 1799 (mag 6.9). It  will reappear about 
03.27
    2. At about 03.40, it occults HL 24 Tau, (mag 7.8).  It will reappear 
about 04.38
    3. At about 03.45, it occults HL 25 Tau, (mag 5.4).  It will reappear 
about 05.02
    4. At about 03.47, it occults V650 Tau, (mag  7.8), as seen from Cork; it 
happens at about 03.55 from Dublin, and from Belfast  it's just a graze, at 
about 04.05. 
    5. At about 04.45, it occults HL 32 Tau, (mag  6.1)
    6. At about 05.20, it occults STT 64, (mag  6.8)
Those times are all BST, and except where noted, are for Belfast. Observers  
further S and West will see the occultations happen about 5-10 minutes 
earlier,  but reappearance times will vary less.
 
P.s. Danny Collins tells me that he has seen the first episode of  
'Supernova' already, and didn't rate it very highly on astronomical  content!
 
Clear Skies,
 
Terry Moseley

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