From: TerryMoselaol.com Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 18:52:46 EST Subject: Book Launch, Future Events, 'scope for sale Hi all, 1. IRISH SCIENCE BOOK: A new book by the well-known Science Editor of the Irish Times, Dick Ahlstrom, will be launched at the RIA in Dublin on 17 March: it's called 'Flashes of Brilliance - The cutting edge of Irish science' This is the first book to highlight science research in Ireland and features 75 of the men and women whose work is transforming the world of science in Ireland today. Prof Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, writes: "Dick Ahlstrom has a wonderful knack of making science clear and fascinating. It is excellent to see this collection of articles showcasing scientific life in Ireland." The book collects articles from the 'Science Today' page of the "Irish Times". It includes a DVD of a tie-in documentary made by New Decade Films, The DVD will be screened TV on RTE2 on THURSDAY, 16 March at 8.00pm. Flashes of Brilliance The Cutting Edge of Irish Science: Price: €16.99, ISBN: 1904890156 176pp, + 65 Illustrations To order the book, go to www.ria.ie/shop/publications.asp ; there is a discount of 6.99 euro if you order it online before 16 March 2006. 2. IAA Public Lecture, by Dr Miruna Popescu: Wed 22 March, 7.30 p.m., Stranmillis College, as already notified. 3. IAA at Carnfunnock. The next IAA public observing event will be at Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne, on Friday 7 April, at 8 p.m. We'll have the usual selection of telescopes and binoculars, plus lots of inside attractions, including our own Derek Heatly, just in case it's cloudy. (The way NASA keep delaying the next Shuttle Launch, he might well be in space before it!). More deatails later. 4. COSMOS 06: This will be held, as usual, at Annaharvey near Tullamore, hosted by TAS, on Friday 21 - Sun 23 April. Details at: www.tullamoreastronomy.com 5. Lecture by David Southwood. Professor David Southwood (Director of Science, European Space Agency) is to give a talk in Armagh on Friday 5th May, in the Rotunda Lecture Theatre, St Patrick's Trian, Armagh, at 20:00, followed at 21:15 by tea and tray bakes. The subject of the talk is: "Space Science in Europe". Admission is free, but space is limited, so if you plan to attend this event, please let Aileen McKee know as soon as possible by e-mail: ambnarm.ac.uk. 6. FOR SALE: Meade ETX 105, used only once. 105mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. With the following accessories: 45 degree erecting prism (1.25"); Fleximate focus knob; Barlow lens Short -focus 2x#126; Super Plossl 9.7mm (1.25"); Compact Astro Power Station. There is a case for the telescope and a bag for the tripod. Everything is in mint condition. Asking: 550 pounds everything for everything. (In Lurgan, Co Armagh) Contact: Tony Cushnahan: tonycushnahan.f9.co.uk, mobile: 07720712077. Clear Skies, Terry Moseley.
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