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    Posted by Paul A Brierley at 06:47 on 2011 Nov 11

    Macclesfield Philosophical and Literary Society.Played host to Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell yesterday evening. I was very fortunate to be invited along, to hear her lecture with member’s, from my local astronomical society.Her talk. "Will the World End in 2012" was very tongue in cheek.In a nutshell, her talk, was about the Mayan calendar, and how, according to them. Our world will end on December 21st 2012.She ran through a series off possibilities, from Solar magnetic reversal, to our Earth and Moon, lining up with the black hole at the center of the galaxy, and falling into it.It was very funny, and serious. As she spent some time, talking about the risk of impact from the skies, from a large asteroid or comet.She is a truly remarkable lady, who comes across as very genuine.The auditorium was full to capacity. With one dignitary present. Sir Francis Graham Smith.I was an excellent evening, and one that I shall remember for many day’s.

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