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From: TerryMoselaol.com
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 20:17:48 EDT
Subject: MAJOR IAA LECTURE, WED 21st.

Hi all, 
 
Just another reminder about the IAA opening lecture of the new  season, 
details as follows:
 
 

WORLD FAMOUS ASTRO-BIOLOGIST TO SPEAK IN BELFAST.
 
The IAA is delighted to announce that the world's leading  expert on 'Life 
From Space', will give a free public lecture in Belfast on  Wednesday 21 
September.
 
Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe, FRAS, FRSA, Professor of  Applied Mathematics & 
Astronomy at Cardiff University of Wales,  and Director of the Cardiff Centre 
for Astrobiology,  will give a  lecture entitled "Where are we in our search 
for our Origins?"
 
Professor Wickramasinghe is the world's leading authority  on the 
controversial and exciting theory that life on Earth (and probably other  planets too) 
came from space, being 'seeded' from giant comets over the  history of the Solar 
System. 
 
He also argues that subsequent major events, such as  evolutionary jumps, and 
the major 'extinctions' such as that of the dinosaurs,  were also caused by 
new genetic material deposited in Earth's atmosphere by close encounters with  
comets.
 
And he presents evidence that major global pandemics such as  the flu 
epidemic at the end of the First World War, were also caused by 'germs'  from space.
 
Recent evidence from the 'Deep Impact' probe which collied  with a comet 
supports his theory, as it revealed lots of organic material inside  the comet.
 
It promises to be a fascinating and controversial lecture! It  will be held 
in Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis College, at 7.30 p.m., on Wednesday  21 
September.
 
Admission free, including light refreshments - come early to be sure of a  
seat.
 
And as our IAA programme card hasn't arrived yet, please pass  on the info 
about this lecture to anyone you know, in case they haven't got, or  read, this 
email.
 
Hope to see lots of you there,
 
Clear Skies,
 
Terry Moseley


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