Skynet 5-6-17 “The Van Allen Radiation Belts” & Constellation Corvus the Crow 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Van Allen Radiation Belt” and “Tour of the Constellation Corvus the Crow”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

Destination Moon! (1950)

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.

The Van Allen Radiation Belts

Van Allen Radiation Belts (3D Rendering)…/18300879_18954069338…

Van Allen Radiation Belts (Inner and Outer)…/18301177_18954069371…

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

Southeast, Dusk/Nightfall…/2017-may-6-7-8-moon-spica-jupiter.…

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Corvus the Crow (Southern Hemisphere)…/18301523_18953938304…

Photo #1 Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038 & NGC 4039)…/18268112_18953938338…

Photo #2 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4027)…/18222284_18953938371…

Photo #3 Planetary Nebula (NGC 4361)…/18275098_18953938638…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster…/2017/…/170502142400.htm

Origin of Milky Way’s Hypothetical Dark Matter Signal May Not be so Dark…/2017/…/170502121245.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Audio of Cassini crossing between Saturn and rings on April 26:

Compare to this one from Dec 18, 2016:

Image sequence on Cassini’s first dive:…

Cassini raw image gallery:

Deep Space Network Now:

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


May 7th…

OTV 4…

May 15th…

Tiangong 1…

May 14th…

Tiangong 2…

May 7th…

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