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From: TerryMoselat signaol.com
Date: 29 March 2007 00:58:29 Mar 2007
Subject: WWT, Quantum Leap, ASGI, Lectures

Hi all,

1. WWT EVENT. Yet another totally clear sky graced the IAA's public
observing night at WWT, Castle Espie, last Saturday. A large crowd of
people were thrilled with stunning views of the almost First Quarter
Moon, and of course the showpiece of the sky, Saturn, as well as Deep
Sky treats. We had binoculars and telescopes up to 16" aperture, and
the amazing views were appreciated by all who attended.

2. QUANTUM LEAP. Dave McDonald of Kildare Ast Soc. & IFAS has recorded a
piece for RTE Radio 1 which will be broadcast on The Quantum Leap on
Thursday 29th March at 20:01.  That piece should air around 20:15-ish.
Dave covered 2006 VV2 and Nova Cygni as well as giving tips to those who
are interested in getting into astronomy.

3. EAAS Lecture: The next EAAS meeting will be a 'Beginner's Night', to
be given by Dr Andy McCrea of the IAA. It will be at 8 p.m. on Monday 2
April, in Ballyclare High School. Admission £s;3.

4. ASGI: The spring meeting of the Astronomical Science Group of Ireland
(ASGI), will be on Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 April, in the Physics Dept,
Queen's University, Belfast. Please note that this is a professional
level meeting, not suitable for the average amateur! Members of
affiliated societies, such as the IAA, are entitled to attend, but with
the caveat above! Details are here.
 Admission is free, but
please let them know if you plan to attend, so that they can gauge
numbers: email either matt.redmanat signnuigalway.ie,
or M.Mathioudakisat signqub.ac.uk.

5.  IAA LECTURE. The next IAA public lecture, and last one for this
season, will be on Wednesday 4 April, when the inimitable 'Rocketman'
Ash McFadden from Greencastle Planetarium will give a talk entitled
"Selling Science and Comets in the Classroom". It will be in the usual
venue, Lecture Room 5, Stranmillis College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast,
at 7.30 p.m. If you heard Ash's talk at Cosmos last year you'll know
that we have a treat in store! Admission free, including light
refreshments.

Clear Skies,

Terry Moseley

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