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Ronan Newman
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Hi

Recently I attended a mini starparty here in Ireland at a private observatory, it was the first event I attended since the Covid pandemic started to loose its grip on us, there were some excellent talks some of historical nature including one on the unknown Russian “Herouni Antenna” aswell as the discovery of 9 Metis at Markree Castle Observatory in the 1840’s

I was also on the bill and gave a detailed talk about John Birmingham and Millbrook Observatory. I give an insight into his amazing skill and accomplishments including his discovery of T Coronae Borealis along his many detailed celestial observations. I also delve into some of the bigger events he observed like the Leonids of 1866, the great Aurora of February 1872 and the Transit of Venus 1882, while I finish talk about his famous Red Star catalogue of 1877.

I recorded the talk I and you can view it at https://youtu.be/5pv97uM3434

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