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Astronaut Chris Hadfield to visit Ireland in January 2014

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More on that here:

www.independent.ie/irish-news/chris-hadf...t-year-29617711.html

As many of us followed Chris and his blogging while on board the ISS (in addition to his monster phone bill while on it!), now may be an opportunity to meet him!

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Maybe Mr. Flannery should invite him to give the Cummins Memorial lecture
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My info is that he will be at the convention center for a corporate event and will then be signing books. Most likely Easons Dublin 1.

I would not be surprised if Trinity try and get him in.

and I also understand a "famous" Irish Astronomer is looking to do something with him and is making noises in his direction.

I feel IFAS should make a presentation to him while he is here.
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Hadfield will be signing his book in Easons on December 14 in Dublin from 12-1:30 p.m.
On his website it says "Presentation and book signing event."

However, at 10 a.m. that morning there is another book tour event in Trinity until 11:30.

More on his website: chrishadfield.ca/booktour/

So what's the difference between these two events? Anyone know if its just two separate book signing events just in different venues? Will he be giving a presentation or something similar?

Anyone else going to meet him? And if so, which one?
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Yeah its confirmed, he will be in Easons on Saturday week.
Gutted ill be out of the country that day.
the event in Trinity is i understand being run by a well known Irish Astronomer
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Will the event in Trinity be a book signing also?

I'm just curious because I must book a train ticket!
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98FM are giving tickets away to the Trinity Event, which is sponsored by Eircom.

See 98fm website for details
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I was so looking forward to going too, but can't now. :( I do suspect there's a January date coming up with him in Ireland too.

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There is Seanie don't know if it's a public event though.

www.businessandleadership.com/leadership...ut-colonel-chris-had
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You can buy tickets for it Paul, but they are stupid expensive.
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That's the one that costs 300+ quid :bigshock:
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Lots of buzz about Chris's visit to Ireland online. Wasn't able to see him in Dublin myself but I know some who did and have nothing but praise for the man. Check out his appearance on the Late Late Show. I think Newstalk FM are airing an interview with him after 9am this morning.

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I must be the only one not blown away by the whole experience all of this is directed at Eason's not Commander Hadfield but the whole thing was badly organised on their part. They ran out of copies of his book, he was only signing his name no dedication on it, he was only signing copies of his book. I was there on my own and in hindsight I should have brought a kid he did spend time talking to them and signing other items but for the adults it was "hi thanks for coming sorry for the wait". Maybe I expected too much from it but I could have stayed ay home got a pre ordered copy with a dedication and saved myself the hassle.
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Easons should be ashamed running out of books. Stupid, they knew in advance that he was going on the Late Late, (despite the fact the Tubbers made a pigs ear of the interview) there was going to be an increase in demand after his appearance.

Him only signing books, that standard enough stuff, remember he is being managed by a publishing house to sell books.

i think that it stands to the man that he spoke to the Children in the que, when there is a busy session like that these guys only get the chance to do a simple signing.

Well done to Anthony Lynch for getting into Newstalk to see him, was a well orchestrated but of work there and it paid off.

A well know Irish Astronomer did not manage to contact Newstalk with an RSVP I understand in time to highjack the event.

But I cant help feeling that more of a presence from Irish Astronomy in general was lacking. When he was in the UK I know both the big Magazines when after an interview. I just wonder should we have spoke to the Irish Media and seen could we do something with them.
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I agree with everything you said and I feel as if I am a bit petty for what I said but Eason's did make a complete mess of it. It's not coming across as well as it is in my head. Those of us that were there from early got pushed through like cattle where those that were there later on seemed to have had a better experience out of it.
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But I cant help feeling that more of a presence from Irish Astronomy in general was lacking. When he was in the UK I know both the big Magazines when after an interview.


Agreed. I tried my hand on contacting Newstalk for both info on their interview, and even input on IFAS for them and was given a blank stare really (via emails). In general, the Irish media way of doing the event seemed rushed, but that is not to take away from those who were thrilled and happy to meet and greet the man. It was out of his hands.

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