I would be grateful if you could pass on this information to anyone else you feel may be interested and consider signing the petition yourself. The petition website link is below:
It only takes a minute to sign the online petition. Please help ensure our children will still be able to see the stars when they grow up, as most urban locations have already lost the Milky Way. Loss of visibility of the night sky and the adverse effects of light pollution on wildlife is a gradual process that has been happening over decades and consequently goes unnoticed to many people. Future generations are quite unlikely to realise what has been taken away from them unless we take action now.
The successful candidate will be expected to deliver and coordinate modules in the areas of Physics, Astrophysics and Space Science. The post-holder will deliver lectures of the taught 'Physics with Astronomy and Space Science' and MSc programme 'Space Science and Technology'. In addition, he/she will provide laboratory, field trip and project expertise students. S/he will be expected to play a full part in the academic life of the school. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform observational/experimental research which complements the existing astrophysics research activities in the School, leading to the publication of high quality peer-reviewed papers.
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines
This competition closes on the 12th July 2016.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified via UCD's HR website (www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies). Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00 Irish time on the specified closing date will be canceled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
25th July to 5th August 2016, 9.30am to 4pm. For over 17's . If you are interested, head over to http://belfastspacecamp.eventbrite.co.uk to find out more and register online.
trails is predicted by Dr's David Asher and Tolis Christou of Armagh Observatory around midnight on the 11/12th.
21. Interesting Weblinks.
Archaeoastronomy: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3666210/Were-ancient-tombs-telescopes-6-000-year-old-structures-focused-light-clearer-view-stars-set-calenders.html 1. They don't "focus" light in the slightest.
2. With the restricted view through the entrance, they certainly weren't ideal for viewing the constellations!
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