Observatory Logo


From: TerryMoselat signaol.com
Date: 17 January 2007 01:28:16 GMT
Subject: IAA Lecture

Hi all,

The next IAA meeting will be on Wed 24 January at 7.30 when Joan Jeffery
will give a talk on "The Laws of Outer Space".  Can you own an acre on
the Moon, or Mars? Do I have mining rights on 'my' asteroid? If a crime
is committed in space, what laws, if any, are applicable? If there is a
'traffic collision' in space, whose laws apply? If you go into orbit as
a space tourist, do what extent are you legally covered, and legally
liable? If a British astronaut aboard the ISS does something negligent,
as a result of which another crew member is injured, or dies, what
happens? If a baby is ever born in space, what nationality, rights, and
obligations will s/he have? Come along to hear the answers to these and
other fascinating questions.   Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis College,
Belfast. Admission free, and all are welcome.

For further details, please contact Dr Andy McCrea,
Andy.McCreaat signactionrenewables.co.uk, or s.mccrea980at signbtinternet.com, or Mr
Danny Collins, dannymcollinsat signbtinternet.com

Sorry I have been out of touch for a while, particularly for the best
part of the apparition of Comet McNaught, but my wife Moira has just
died recently, after a difficult period for the whole family, so I hope
you will understand. The funeral will be on Thursday 18th, at 1 p.m., St
Bernard's Church, Antrim Road, Glengormley, with burial afterwards at
Carnmoney Cemetary. Family flowers only; donations in lie, if desired,
to the Alzheimer's Society.

Clear skies to all,

Terry Moseley










---------

Last Revised: 2007 January 17th
Go to HOME PageHome Page