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From: 	  TerryMoselat signaol.com
Subject:  IAA Lecture, Colloquium, COSMOS 07.
Date: 	  6 March 2007 20:31:56 GMT

Hi all,

1. IAA PUBLIC LECTURE:  The next IAA public lecture will be on  Wednesday 7 
March, when Dr David Asher of Armagh Observatory will give a talk  entitled  
"Meteor Showers: their evolution & interaction with Earth".  Dr Asher is a 
world-renowned authority on the evolution of meteor streams,  having correctly 
predicted all the major Leonid meteor storm outbursts over  almost the past 
decade.  It will be held as usual in Lecture Theatre 5,  Stranmillis College, 
Stranmillis Road, Belfast. Admission is free, including  light refreshments. All are 
welcome. 

2. Colloquium. The second of the DCU  astrophysics colloquia takes place this 
Thursday, 8th of March, details as  below:

Title:    The Solar Dynamo
Speaker:  Professor David Hughes, University of Leeds,  UK.
Location: S209, Research & Engineering Building, DCU,  Dublin
Time:     15:00

Professor Hughes is an  expert in dynamo theory, MHD turbulence, and 
hydrodynamic and MHD  instabilities.  He is also associate editor of the Journal of 
Fluid  Mechanics and a member of the advisory board of Theoretical and 
Computational  Fluid Dynamics.

Tea & coffee will follow the talk.  All are  welcome to attend.

3.  COSMOS: A final reminder re Cosmos 2007: This weekend sees the 17th 
Annual Springtime Irish Star  Party, Cosmos, take place. The 3 day event takes 
place in Annaharvey Equestrian  Farm, Tullamore, Co Offaly. It is 3 miles out the 
R420 Portarlington Road.  The line-up is as follows:


Seanie Morris, well-known amateur astronomer,  from Tullamore Astronomical Society
"Cosmic  Dust: Is that all we are?" 

Tony O'Hanlon, long-time amateur astronomer,  from Shannonside Astronomy Club
"Carbon Stars: Cool Stellar Dudes" 

Tom Bonner, another long-time amateur astronomer, from Cork Astronomy Club 
"From Under the Shadow of Newton"

Sean McKenna, long-time member, and co-founder,  of Tullamore Astronomical Society
"Amateur Radio Astronomy"

Dave Grennan, avid astrophotographer, from  Astronomy Ireland and South Dublin Astronomical Society
Title TBA 

Prof. Niall ÓMurchadha, Dept. of Physics,  University College Cork 
Gravitational Waves (formal  title TBA) 

Deirdre Kelleghan, Irish Astronomical  Society
"Sketching  from the Eyepiece" 

The weekend includes exhibits and displays, astro buy and sell, raffle,  
Cosmic Dinner (Saturday night), free Table Quiz, and lots of informal, friendly  
fun. Prices are €40 weekend, €25 Saturday or Sunday only, and €5 one lecture 
or  Friday night only. Coffee breaks are included. 

(I attach a list of accommodation in the area: T.M. PDF format)

Clear skies,

Terry  Moseley

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