From: TerryMoselat

Date: 1 September 2008 22:37:56 BST

Subject: Lectures, BAA in Dublin;


Hi all,



The IAA is delighted to announce that the opening lecture of the 2008-09 season will be given by well-known lecturer, broadcaster, author and astronomy expedition leader, the inimitable Dr John Mason.

   The title is: "An MOT for Hubble - The Future For Space Telescopes"

 John is one of the most entertaining & informative lectures you'll ever hear, and this is sure to be a lecture not to be missed.

   The lecture will be at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 3 September, in Queen's University Belfast.

N.B.: THIS SPECIAL LECTURE WILL BE IN THE EMELAUS LECTURE THEATRE, in the main building, in QUB. The entrance is through the archway directly opposite the entrance to the Physics Building where the IAA lectures are usually held. Signs will be posted showing the way, so you won't miss it.

   Admission is free, including light refreshments, and all are welcome as usual.


2. BAA Out of London Meeting:

The British Astronomical Association will be holding its out of London meeting in association with the IAS in UCD, Belfield on Saturday 6 September.  Entry to the talks is 10 Euro.

Full details are at


3. Astronomy Ireland: Lecture on Light Pollution, by Albert White, a founder of the Irish Light Pollution Awareness Campaign; September 8th, 8 pm, TCD.


4. South Dublin Astronomy Society: 11 Sept. "The total solar eclipse of 1 August" is featured in this month's meeting of the SDAS in Gonzaga College, Ranelagh,  at 8pm.


Clear skies,


Terry Moseley