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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 20:32:52 EDT
Subject: MARS WATCH, Real money quiz

Hi all,
 
1. Don't forget the IAA public MARS WATCH at the lower car park (seaward  
side of main road), Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, near Holywood,  Co 
Down, on Sat 29 October, from 8.30 p.m., if it's clear. Bring your scope if  you 
have one, and warm clothes, and a digital camera, and a hot flask if you  
want.
 
2. And sharpen up your astro-brains for the IAA's one-and-only,  
groundbreaking (skybreaking?), original (well, almost), unmissable real money  quiz, on 
Wednesday 2 November, 7.30 p.m., Stranmillis College, Belfast. "Who  wants to be 
an Astronomical Centenaire?" (or 'Hundredaire', but I don't like  that 
one....) Yes, you really could win up to 100 in real money! Based on  the 
well-known TV quiz programme presented by Chris T (or Gaybo!), questions  will be 
astronomical in content - and in level of difficulty, for the later  ones at least! 
But you'll have 3 similar lifelines, so you might well win a  reasonable 
sum..... 
   Just divide each of the amounts on the TV programme by 10,000  and you'll 
get the equivalent amount in our quiz (OK, so we're not as rich as  the TV 
company, but it won't cost you even a telephone call to enter!). You'll  also 
have the equivalent 'safe' winning amounts, so no contestant should go away  
empty-handed!
   So come along, and you'll have an equal chance of getting  selected with 
everyone else. I hope to have between 3 & 6 contestants in the  'hot seat' 
during the evening. And if you don't get picked, you can still  participate in 
'ask the audience', or 'phone a friend'. Not to mention watching  some poor 
contestant struggle with questions to which you know the answer!  Or at least, you 
think you do.....
 
Clear Skies,
 
Terry Moseley

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