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BBC Stargazing Live!
Those who remember last year's series
will be pleased to hear that "Stargazing
Live!" is returning to BBC 2 in the New Year
for another three nights of astronomy presented
again by Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain. This
year the series of three programmes will be bigger
and better than before, and the excellent news is
that the IAA will be partnering Armagh Planetarium, Queens
University Astronomers and the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
for the main event in Northern Ireland, currently
scheduled for Tuesday 17th January. The programmes
themselves will be on BBC 2 from 8:00 until 9:30PM
on 16th, 17th and 18th January. Also, we expect the
News and Weather teams in BBC NI to take an
We will be involved in events over this period as follows:-
16th January 1800-2100 - Public
Jupiter Watch in conjunction with the
Astronomers at Queens University Belfast. In the
event of inclement weather Dr Chris Watson will
deliver a Public Astronomy Lecture in the Larmour
17th January 1800-2100 - The Main event at
Discovery Centre nr Lurgan - programme of
events as follows....
In other words, something for
everyone! Note that we are hoping for clear skies on
both of these nights and it is likely to be cold, so
please wear warm clothes - ie coats, hats, gloves
Wednesday 18th January - events as follows:-
Armagh Observatory in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency will be presenting a series of events at An Creagán and Beaghmore Stone Circles - details on the Observatory website here...
Armagh Planetarium will be presenting a Stargazing Live event - details on the Planetarium website here...
Pictures of the events will appear in the Stargazing Live 2012 Gallery as they become available
Date & Venue TBC - Talk by IAA Webmaster Paul Evans "Getting Started in Astrophotography"
IAA Member is IFAS Astronomer of the Year
IAA Lecture 11th January
Members are reminded that membership fees are now due for the 2011/12 year as of 1st September. Rates are of course the same as last year and are as follows:-
Single membership: £20 or €25
Family Membership (all members of a family at one address): £25 or €30
This includes an unmatched programme of lectures, observing nights, other events and a subscription to our highly regarded quarterly magazine, "Stardust", delivered to your door.
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