Skynet Tonight “Russian Space Part 4” & Constellation Delphinus 9PM CT

voskhod-2_leonovSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Russian Space Program Part 4” and “Tour of the Constellation Delphinus”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie at 10:30: Beyond the Time Barrier

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Links to tonight’s Sky Net:

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Russian Space Program (Part 4)

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction…/venus-jupiter-8-27-2016-Abid-Khan-…


A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Skymap Constellation Delphinus…/14095856_15111298522…

Photo #1 Globular Cluster (NGC 6934)…/14067646_15111298622…

Photo #2 Blue Flash Nebula (NGC 6905)…/14183890_15111298455…

Photo #3 Globular Cluster (NGC 7006)…/14141672_15111299489…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Can One Cosmic Enigma Help Solve Another?…/2016/…/160824160255.htm

NASA’s WISE, Fermi Missions Reveal a Surprising Blazar Connection…/2016/…/160824140053.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Juno’s close flyby of Jupiter today
Mercury mystery solved
Space history, including launch of Gemini V (and the start of mission patches); downgrading of Pluto; Katherine Johnson’s birthday
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


Sept. 4th…

OTV 4…

August 28…

August 30…

Tiangong 1…

Sept 2…

Sept 3…

Korean Satellite…

Sept 1…

Envisat (Earth Observation Satellite – ESA – Launched 2002)…

August 28…

August 30…

August 31…

Sept 2…

Sept 3…

Sept 5…

Afterglow Movie:”Beyond the Time Barrier” Sat. 10:30 CT.


Major Bill Allison, US Air Force pilot takes the X-80 up for a sub-orbital flight. Though he loses radio contact he returns to his base and finds it abandoned! “Where is everyone?”, he wonders out loud.

He heads towards a city off in the distance! Is that “Big Tex” in a space helmet? Sure looks like him. Wow, a big Ferris wheel amongst a plethora of 30’s era buildings – the 2030’s. Major Allison is suddenly attacked. When he comes to, his wallet is missing.

Will we find out what happens to the major? Why is Big Tex in our science fiction movie of the moment? Will this movie rise above the muck we’ve had all month?

Find out on Saturday, August 27th for our next time travel marvel, “Beyond the Time Barrier”, at 10:30PM.

Public Domain: Google “beyond the time barrier full movie” for streaming options.

UPDATED: Geek Net, 8/22/2016: Shortwave Strangeness.

dorchester_antenna_closeup-728x760Have you ever heard a numbers station? Did you ever hear the Russian Woodpecker? I can recognize the sound of an ionosonde, but I don’t know much more than that…and I’d like to learn more. This Monday, I plan to talk about odd things we’ve heard on the radio. Bring your news of the weird. Bring you wild shortwave stories. Bring your secret key to understanding Swedish Rhapsody, and join us on the 146.88 repeater this Monday, August 22nd, at 7:00 PM.

Some of the resources I mentioned on the air are listed below.

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SkyNet Aug 20, 2016 – Science Museum Oklahoma (OKC) and Constellation Cepheus 9PM CT

omniplex_science_museum_-_kirkpatrick_air_and_space_museumSKYNET!!!! Saturday, 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Summer Space Camp: Science Museum Oklahoma (OKC)” and “Tour of the Constellation Cepheus”
Net Control: Tom KE5ICX
Afterglow Movie at 10:30: Journey to the Seventh Planet
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Skynet “Planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse” & “Tour of Constellation Vulpecula” Sat. 9PM CT

path-760SKYNET!!!! Saturday 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse” and “Tour of the Constellation Vulpecula”
Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie at 10:30: Killer Klowns from Outer Space
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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