Jupiter has been hit by an unknown object,
either a Comet or a small Asteroid -full story here.... Despite many amateur astronomers having
taken images of the impact site on subsequent Jovian
rotations, it appears that as yet no impact scar has
appeared in the atmosphere. More on Spaceweather and
UpdatesThe new Lecture Programme can be seen here....
The September Sky Guide by Neill McKeown is now available here....
The Observing Programme for 2012-13 is now available here....
The Current Conditions page showing weather, spaceweather and aurora prospects has been updated here...
See note at bottom of page re Membership Renewals
We have an excellent programme
of lectures lined up for the 2012-13 season with
something for everyone - the programme can be seen in
full here.... This will
kick off on Wednesday 19th September at the Bell Lecture Theatre, Queens
University Belfast, at 19:30hrs sharp.
Dr Peter Gallagher Lecture 3rd October
Dr Lucie Green Lecture 17th October
Dave Grennan - 2nd Supernova Discovery
Neil Armstrong 1930-2012
The world is currently mourning the death
on August 25 of Neil Armstrong, aged 82, the first human
being on the Moon.
As Commander of Apollo 11 his cool nerve
and skill in manually piloting the Lunar Module onto the
surface when the computer was going to land them in a
boulder field, and when they were almost out of fuel was
Paul Evans, IAA President said "I watched the moon landing live on TV when I was 7 years old, and was then woken for the moonwalk - about 3am I think! It was the Apollo missions, starting with Apollo 8 that first got me interested in Astronomy and Space Exploration. I'm sure that all in the IAA and others will join me in expressing condolences to Neil's family and friends at this time."
Members are reminded that membership fees are due for the 2012/13 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.
can now join or renew your IAA Membership online
by PayPal or Credit or Debit card online here...
You can also
download the renewal form here....
method you choose it is vitally important that you
check the Gift Aid option if you are a UK taxpayer
- this enables us to keep running the Association
at the current subscription rates.
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