Skynet 4-22-17 History of Soviet Space / Tour of Constellation Virgo 9PM CT

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

Saturday’s Topic: “History of Soviet Space”  and “Tour of the Constellation Virgo” 

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” (1963)

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.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Soviet Space Continues – History of the Manned and Unmanned Russian Space Program

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

East, One Hour Before Sunrise

East, One Half Hour Before Sunrise

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Virgo

Photo #1 Virgo Cluster

Photo #2 Elliptical Galaxy (M49/NGC 4472)

Photo #3 Intermediate Barred Spiral Galaxy (M58/NGC 4579)

Photo #4 Elliptical Galaxy (M60 & NGC 4647)

Photo #5 Intermediate Barred Spiral Galaxy (M61/NGC 4303)

Photo #6 Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy (M87/NGC 4486)

Photo #7 Sombrero Galaxy (M104/NGC 4594)

Photo #8 Eyes Galaxies (NGC 4435 & NGC 4438)

Photo #9 Siamese Twins Galaxies (NGC 4567 & NGC 4568)

Photo #10 Quasar 3C-273

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Can We See a Singularity, the Most Extreme Object in the Universe?

Milky Way: Dydrogen Halo Lifts the Veil of Our Galactic Home

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


April 23

Tiangong 1

April 28th

May 1st


April 23rd

April 26th

May 1st