NB: There MAY be a change to this lecture: check the IAA website www.irishastro.org for details.
Admission is free, including light refreshments.
3. STARGAZING LIVE BACK: 10 January 2013. Following the phenomenal success of the IAA's events for Stargazing Live last January, the BBC has again asked us to be their partner in delivering another, even bigger and better, event on 10 January. It will again be at the excellent location of Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, near Lurgan, Co Down. More details in the next bulletin, but keep that date free!
An additional talk this month: Thursday, November 29th – "Observing the Universe" lecture in Gonzaga College, Ranelagh.
Professor George K Miley, former Director of Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, and currently Chair of the International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), will give this public lecture. Professor Miley is a past-pupil of Gonzaga College and a pioneer in the field of Radio Astronomy. He was recently named a Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion, the Netherlands' highest public distinction, and has received numerous other awards.
7. IAA Annual Subscriptions: All IAA members are reminded that if they have not yet renewed their subscriptions for 2012 - 2013, they should do so at once, otherwise they will not receive the next issue of STARDUST. You can do this easily online: http://irishastro.org.uk/join1.html, or via www.irishastro.org, or download a form, see Item 11 below.