IAA Solstice BBQ, Armagh Observatory

15 years 11 months ago #3440 by albertw
IAA Solstice BBQ, Armagh Observatory was created by albertw
Hi all,

Just a reminder about the Irish Astronomical Association midsummer BBQ at Armagh Observatory, courtesy of the Director, Prof Mark Bailey.

It's on Saturday 26 June, starting from about 3 p.m., although we won't be eating until a bit later - probably around 5.30-ish.

Same format as before: -

Admission is free, and you bring your own food, drinks, plates, cutlery, mugs/glasses, a chair or rug if you wish. Bring your own BBQ tools (tongs etc) if you have them. We provide the cooking facility on at least one very large BBQ, plus a shelter if there's adverse weather.

Mark Bailey has once again very kindly offered to do conducted tours of the observatory, including some of the restored telescopes and domes. However, the East dome is still being refurbished, so access to it may be restricted.

We also hope to have a paper quiz, and other entertainment - any suggestions would be welcome!

If it's clear, we'll do some observing of course! Bring your telescope etc, if it's portable.

All IAA members and their guests are welcome, plus of course all staff of the Observatory and Planetarium.

The Observatory is situated near the West end of the Mall, at the bottom of College Hill, and has a small brown 'tourist' signpost. It has limited parking room, but if space is tight you can always park in the Planetarium car park (further out along College Hill, towards Portadown) and walk up the path (a short distance, signposted - follow signs to the Human Sundial if you get lost.)

Hope to see lots of you there!

Terry Moseley

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section

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