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First meeting of the new season of the East Antrim Astronomical Society

Sept 2002

The first meeting of the new season of the East Antrim Astronomical Society begins on Monday September 2nd in the usual venue of the Thompson Primary School, Ballyrobert, Co.Antrim, starting at 8.00pm sharp. Another great line-up of meetings is planned, running through till May 2003 on the first Monday of every month. Popular beginner's nights are also being held where members can bring along their own telescopes in order to observe.

The guest speaker at the first meeting is local man Mr Donald Campbell, and the title of his lecture is "The Weather & Climate of Northern Ireland". I would suggest that after the brilliant summer we have just had, this could prove to be a very interesting subject!

After five years as a voluntary weather observer in Northern Ireland, Mr Campbell joined the Met Office in Edinburgh in 1985. His work there involved quality control of weather observations for Scotland, before moving to the Met Office at Aldergrove as an airfield weather observer in mid-1986. He trained as a weather forecaster in 1992, and spent the next three years as a forecaster in London, Belfast and Nottingham. In the summer of 1995 he moved to the Belfast Climate Office as head of legal and climate inquiries for Northern Ireland. In 2001 he moved back to the Met Office at Aldergrove as Principal Met Officer for Northern Ireland. He is also a keen amateur astronomer.

All the meetings are open to the public and light refreshments are available following the meetings.

 

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