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


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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: 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 Van Allen Radiation Belts

Van Allen Radiation Belts (3D Rendering)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18300879_18954069338…

Van Allen Radiation Belts (Inner and Outer)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18301177_18954069371…

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

Southeast, Dusk/Nightfall

http://en.es-static.us/…/2017-may-6-7-8-moon-spica-jupiter.…

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Corvus the Crow (Southern Hemisphere)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18301523_18953938304…

Photo #1 Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038 & NGC 4039)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18268112_18953938338…

Photo #2 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4027)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18222284_18953938371…

Photo #3 Planetary Nebula (NGC 4361)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18275098_18953938638…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170502142400.htm

Origin of Milky Way’s Hypothetical Dark Matter Signal May Not be so Dark

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170502121245.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Audio of Cassini crossing between Saturn and rings on April 26: https://youtu.be/XITah0sxFFQ

Compare to this one from Dec 18, 2016: https://youtu.be/MXmAuaomZQQ

Image sequence on Cassini’s first dive: https://youtu.be/9LBLCgCYy0I…

Cassini raw image gallery: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/raw-images/

Deep Space Network Now: http://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS

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

May 7th

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

OTV 4

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

May 15th

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

Tiangong 1

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

May 14th

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

Tiangong 2

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

May 7th

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

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