Skynet 3-4-17 30th Anniversary of Supernova 1987A & Tour of Constellation Leo Minor 9PM CT


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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The 30th Anniversary of Supernova 1987A” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo Minor”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Primer” 2004

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2
& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”
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.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The 30th Anniversary of Supernova 1987A

Sn98a X-Ray and Visible Light
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17155408_17971237703…

SN-1987A Hubble Space Telescope
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17098149_17971237736…

ANY ADDITIONAL CHECK-INS

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

Southwest, Nightfall
http://en.es-static.us/…/2017-march-4-moon-aldebaran-pleiad…
Lunar Occultation of Aldebaran
http://en.es-static.us/upl/2017/03/0305zc692.jpg
Aldebaran/Taurus Skymap
http://en.es-static.us/upl/2017/…/1000px-Taurus_IAU.svg_.png
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Leo Minor

Skymap – Constellation Leo Minor
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/16998935_17970948036…

Photo #1 Hanny’s Voorwerp
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17103595_17970947769…

Photo #2 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3432)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17103374_17970948336…

Photo #3 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3344)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17103390_17970947969…

Photo #4 Intermediate Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3486)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/16996470_17970948536…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Space Dust Particles Deploy Bubbles Parachutes on their Fiery Descent, Scientists Discover
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170223102026.htm

Rapid Changes Point to Origin of Ulta-fast Black Hole “Burp”
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170301132003.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

SLS Flight Hardware: https://www.nasa.gov/…/d…/files/thumbnails/image/icps_ws.jpg
Orion EM-1 Mission (artist concept): https://www.nasa.gov/…/t…/image/23128844405_6151e276cd_k.jpg
SLS launch: https://www.nasa.gov/…/t…/image/22365637226_4e7b086d36_k.jpg
Third sounding rocket launch: https://www.nasa.gov/…/lynch_2_launch_img_9602_chris_perry.…
MAVEN at Mars (artist concept): https://www.nasa.gov/…/thumbnails/image/maven_usethisimagep…
Phobos: https://www.nasa.gov/…/…/files/thumbnails/image/pia10368.jpg

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
OTV 4
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

March 8th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Tiangong 2
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

March 12th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

North Korean Satellite
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

March 7th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

March 11th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

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

March 11th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

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