Skynet 2-25-17 Soviet Space: The Luna and Zond Programs & Constellation Cancer 9PM CT

zond3SKYNET!!!! Feb-25-2017 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Soviet Space: The Luna and Zond Programs” and “Tour of the Constellation Cancer the Crab”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Starship Troopers”

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream:
& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”
Audio Stream:
Yahoo Groups:
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Soviet Space: The Luna and Zond Programs

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?
Animated Eclipse
Total, Annular, and Partial Eclipse
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Skymap – Constellation Cancer the Crab…/16864347_17884144011…

Photo #1 The Beehive Cluster Praesepe (M44/NGC 2632)…/16996430_17884144111…

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M67/NGC 2682)…/16996003_17884144145…

Photo #3 Unbarred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 2775)…/16939145_17884144445…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Surprising Dunes on Comet Chury…/2017/…/170222082856.htm

Space Dust Particles Deploy Bubble Parachutes on their Fiery Descent, Scientists Discover…/2017/…/170223102026.htm

Space Exploration & Space History

Mission website:
Eyes on Exoplanets (very cool web app to visit the TRAPPIST-1 system in 3D):
Planet diagram:…/main_imag…/2981_t1d_system.jpg
Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster:
Artist concept of standing on a TRAPPIST-1 planet:…/0…/9930/ssc2017-01c_Med.jpg
7 planets (artist rendering):…/00…/9916/ssc2017-01d_Sm.jpg
7 planet data:…/0…/9971/ssc2017-01f_Med.jpg
Solar system and TRAPPIST-1 system comparison:…/0…/0072/ssc2017-01g_Med.jpg

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

March 2nd…

OTV 4…

Feb. 27th…

North Korean Satellite…

Feb. 27th…

March 3rd…

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