Monday, 21 January 2008

1. IAA Meeting, Galway Astrofest, Chinese New Year


Hi all,

Firstly, apologies if you recently got a mysterious email from me saying practically nothing - it was copied to you in error, so just ignore it!

1. The next IAA public lecture will be on Wednesday 23 January, at 7.30 p.m. sharp, in the Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast (main campus). Title "Photons from the Invisible" (the study of very high energy emitting objects, such as X-ray & Gamma Ray sources, including colliding neutron stars & Black Holes) The speaker will be Dr Paul Callanan from UCC. Admission free, including light refreshments.

   The IAA lecture programme is held in association with the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen's University Belfast, and we greatly appreciate their co-operation and assistance.

2. Galway Astronomy Festival: Galway Astronomy Club will hold their annual Festival of Astronomy on the weekend of January 25/26 at the Westwood House Hotel, Dangan, Newcastle, Galway city. The programme always has excellent lectures and includes a telescope building workshop, and a tour of the NUI Galway Observatory. More details at

3. I have been asked to circulate this: Chinese New Year. Please find attached information on the Chinese New Year celebrations being held at Armagh Planetarium on Sunday 10 February 2008.

Clear skies,

Terry Moseley

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