Galway Astronomy Festival 1 February 2014

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Robin Scagell
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Galway Astronomy Festival 1 February 2014

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I would like to inform you about our International Astronomy Festival being held on Saturday Feb 1st 2014 at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway with speakers from the USA, UK and Ireland with the theme about how our exploration of the Cosmos by running this event annually has helped inspire communities and cultures in our city that would not otherwise do so; to think about the Universe

If you have 3 mins to spare please watch this promo movie of the event, you will enjoy it see,

Just some further information

Galway Astronomy Festival 2014 "Igniting Passions, Inspiring Minds,Transforming Futures"

The festival is a celebration and exhibition of astronomy. A spectacle of stars, planets and space with presentations from top names in the world of astronomy as i said from the UK and USA, there will also be trade stands, advice, observing, big telescopes and guidance and a raffle with prizes worth over €2500 . Something for all ages interests and experiences from a diverse age range of people who attend annually; all brought together by one common passion - their love of astronomy. The event includes six talks split into two sessions in the morning and evening. A new lunchtime interlude with two mini observing workshops and a visit to the NUI Galway Observatory. For families wishing to attend the last talk in the afternoon is free and entitled "Exploring the Universe: The View from Hubble and Beyond" by Dr Deirdre Coffey from University College Dublin, her talk is starting at 4pm

Full details can be seen here at ... tival-2014
Best wishes

Ronan Newman
Galway Astronomy Club
IFAS Irish Astronomer of the Year 2012
Mob 0868434003
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