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.


Video Stream:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2
Audio Stream: http://pokeys.doomdns.com:8000
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Links to tonight’s Sky Net:

Discussion topic of the evening: Planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Eclipse path: http://www.mcglaun.com/eclipse/2017/maps/whole-us.jpg

Solar eclipse glasses: https://eclipseuk2015.files.wordpress.com/…/11835192-eclips…

Welder’s glass #14: http://fpsci.com/images/eyes01.jpg

NASA eclipse animation #1: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/…/a004314/eclipse2017usa_720p30.mp4
NASA eclipse animation #2: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/…/a…/eclipse2017usa_suns_720p30.mp4

NASA eclipse animation #3: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/…/…/a004321/shadow_cones_720p30.mp4

Titan: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA20021_fig1.jpg

Eclipse resources:

Very cool interactive map: http://xjubier.free.fr/…/solar_…/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Eclipse podcasts: http://www.stjosepheclipse.com/podcasts.html

General information: http://www.eclipse2017.org/eclipse2017_main.htm

Weather prospects along path: http://eclipsophile.com/…/total-solar-eclipse-2017-august-…/

In the sky this evening

Southwest, Mid-Eveninghttp://en.es-static.us/upl/2016/08/2016-august-10-11-12-moon-mars-saturn-antares.jpg

Southwest, Evening
http://en.es-static.us/…/2016-august-24-mars-saturn-antares…

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic : Constellation Vulpecula
Skymap – Constellation Vulpecula
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13920591_14923726841…

Photo #1 Dumbbell Nebula (M27/NGC 6853)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13909315_14923726607…

Photo #2 Elliptical Galaxy (NGC 7052)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13891805_14923726441…

Photo #3 Emission Nebula Surrounding Open Cluster (NGC 6823 & NGC 6823)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13934967_14923726274…

Photo #4 Open Cluster (NGC 6885)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13882569_14923725941…

Photo #5 Brocchi’s Cluster
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/…/13925174_14923726074…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

This Object May Open Up New Solar System Mysteries
http://www.astronomy.com/…/this-object-may-open-up-new-sola…

Space Exploration and Space History

Cassini finds flooded canyons on Titan
Space history, including: launch of Genesis; NASA awards contract for Apollo guidance computer; and discovery of Mars’ moons Phobos and Deimos.

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Aug. 16
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

OTV 4
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Aug. 17
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Aug. 19
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Tiangong 1
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Aug. 19
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Aug. 20
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

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