Hi all,(Firstly, apologies for long silence: various internet software problems - as you can see from the weird layout below!)
1. AstroPhoto Exhibition, Linenhall Library, Belfast, until 30 Sep. We're delighted to have in Belfast the amazingly popular and successful astrophoto exhibition that featured recently in Dublin. This runs until 30 September. Free admission. A MUST SEE!
3. INAM 2016, UCD, 7-9 Sep: The 3rd Irish National Astronomy Meeting (INAM 2016) will be held between Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th September 2016 in UCD. Currently it is expected that the meeting will consist of themed science sessions over two full days, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th, with a welcome reception the evening of 7th and conference dinner on Thursday 8th.NB, this is a professional level event, but members of societies affiliated to the ASGI, such as the IAA, are welcome to attend.
7. IAA Opening Public Lecture Meeting, 21 Sep; Prof Alan Fitzsimmons of QUB, will be the star opening speaker, on the Topic "Sungrazing Comets - Falling Into Hell"
9. Mercury visible in morning sky from late Sep to Mid Oct - See Stardust for details
10. Mercury just above thin crescent Moon before sunrise, 29 Sep. Look from about 30 to 45 mts before local sunrise.
12: World Space Week, 4 - 10 October. Various activities.
14. Stargazing at Silent Valley, Mourne Mountains, 8 October: The IAA has been invited back to this really dark sky site for another stargazing evening. More details later.
16. Uranus at opposition in Pisces. See Stardust for details.
19. Interesting Weblinks.
Gas discovered round larger stars. https://www.sciencedaily.com/
releases/2016/08/160825102322. htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_ medium=email&utm_campaign= Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_ news%2Ftop_science+% 28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+ News%29
Using FRBs to explain Dark Matter: https://www.sciencedaily.com/
New light on Blazars: https://www.sciencedaily.com/
Galaxy clusters control star formation: https://www.sciencedaily.com/
releases/2016/08/160824135521. htmEARTH:Solar activity affects Earth's cloud cover. https://www.sciencedaily.com/ releases/2016/08/160825113235. htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_ medium=email&utm_campaign= Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_ news%2Ftop_science+% 28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+ News%29EXOPLANETSEarth mass planet found round nearest star! https://www.sciencedaily.com/ releases/2016/08/160824130453. htmSOLAR SYSTEM:Voyager's Legacy at Saturn; https://www.sciencedaily.com/ releases/2016/08/160824144027. htmMars's dark streaks not caused by water? https://www.sciencedaily.com/ releases/2016/08/160824130453. htmFossilised river beds suggest warm wet Mars https://www.sciencedaily.com/ releases/2016/08/160823135135. htm
SPACE:NASA re-establishes contact with Stereo-B https://www.sciencedaily.com/
21. JOINING the IRISH ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION is easy: This link downloads a Word document to join the IAA. http://documents.irishastro.
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