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EO and Archeology

Stephen Davis, UCD, tells us next year the CAA (Computer Applications in Archaeology) conference is in Southampton – much remote sensing to be seen in here.
More information on the sessions here

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Joint DCU/UCD prject here

News – headlines.

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Happy GIS Day!

Did you know, today is GIS Day?
Many happy returns

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Cork students to ride the waves of cosmic storms with launch of giant satellite dish – The Irish Times – Mon, Nov 14, 2011.

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The 5th Irish Earth Observation Symposium will take place from 17-18th November at the EPA Headquarters in Wexford. There is an exciting schedule of presentations on topics from the Irish National Space Centre, to new remote sensing technologies, applications in the marine and terrestrial environments and the use of Earth Observation for creating inventories.

More information about the Symposium can be found at https://earthobservation.wordpress.com/eo-symposium/ including the programme and location details.

It is still not too late to register for the Symposium – either complete the registration form on the above website, or email your details to irisheos at gmail.com

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Its Science week next week and this just came across my desk courtesy of ESAI- obviously most of you will be at the Earth Observation Symposium next week in Wexford – but if sadly you can’t make it – this may fit the bill:
Speaker: Christer Fuglesang

Topic: EXPOSURE experiments on ISS

Venue: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, South Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Date: Thursday 17th November 2011

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Dr. Christer Fuglesang is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut who became the first Swede in space when he launched aboard the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on 10th December 2006. Fuglesang was a Fellow at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and did research in particle physics in Stockholm before being selected to join the European Astronaut Corps in1992. He has participated in two Space Shuttle missions and five spacewalks, and is the first person outside of the United States or Russian space programs to participate in more than three spacewalks.

Since May 2010, Fuglesang heads up the Science and Application Division within the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operation at ESTEC in Noordwijk in the Netherlands.

During Science Week 2011, The Chemistry of Life, Fuglesang will present ESA’s EXPOSURE experiments on the International Space Station which shows that simple life forms can survive long time in open space. He will also discuss ESA biological experiments on cellular levels on ISS.

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Asteroid Yu55 on course for close encounter with Earth | Science | The Guardian.

Inclusding a nice RADAR image of the object- though no mention of the instrument

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