Skynet 9-16-17 NASA Research Centers: JPL (Part 1) & Constellation Aquarius 9PM CT


spot309-inspiring-innovation-in-the-cloud-nasajpl-and-beyond-11-638SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA Research Centers: JPL (Part 1)” and “Tour of the Constellation Aquarius”

Net Control: Miss Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

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Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Exploring NASA’s Research Centers.

Tonight: Overview of all the centers, followed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Part 1).

NASA Organization Structure: https://www.nasa.gov/about/org_index.html
JPL website: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
Vintage JPL Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa-jpl/sets/72157669224860663/

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

East, 70 Minutes Before Sunrise

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Skymap Constellation Aquarius
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21433149_2083821504977355_8058063773090455431_n.jpg?oh=8c01fd476aadcc78b50d3120541a2f81&oe=5A556021

Photo #1 Globular Cluster (M2/NGC 7089)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21462442_2083818401644332_5604694901196485325_n.jpg?oh=141d68071eea27adb5073846c3dfc867&oe=5A4B2DE1

Photo #2 Globular Cluster (M72/NGC 6981)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21462782_2083818458310993_1101858180933081338_n.jpg?oh=8249fde87e68da7c835312ae129a42ff&oe=5A5E3EAF

Photo #3 Asterism (M73/NGC 6994)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21751883_2083818471644325_4582450192015427484_n.jpg?oh=be7e40a3cdb973fff0aca0213f178390&oe=5A458DAD

Photo #4 Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21740294_2083818488310990_578111897849505335_n.jpg?oh=736ab758556fb6553134334f13e47aef&oe=5A53A20D

Photo #5 Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21740501_2083818398310999_6638695920709544172_n.jpg?oh=1363bab6482dd068a45cf2de82ad2734&oe=5A44E12E

Photo #6 Atoms for Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21762167_2083818394977666_7676396076112361045_n.jpg?oh=d94997f7b3aad9fe5588c357e9211f46&oe=5A444A6D

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Hubble Observes Pitch Black Planet
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170914152233.htm

One-of-a-kind Star Found to Change Over Decades
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170912154844.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Infrared mage of Cassini impact site: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7793_PIA21896_1041.gif
Enceladus setting behind Saturn: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7786_PIA21889_Enceladus_FigB_Movie.gif
Cassini: The Grand Finale Toolkit: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/overview/
Cassini project scientists: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7779_D2017_0912_003_WAVING.jpg

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
ISS
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Sept. 18
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=25544&mjd=58014.4892087207&type=V

Sept. 20
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=25544&mjd=58016.4834551064&type=V

Sept. 21
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=25544&mjd=58017.4470994325&type=V

Sept. 25
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=25544&mjd=58022.0604537949&type=V

Tiangong 1
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=37820&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Sept. 24
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=37820&mjd=58020.4883013156&type=V

Tiangong 2
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41765&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Sept. 18
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=41765&mjd=58015.0741530313&type=V

North Korean Satellite
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=39026&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Sept. 20

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=39026&mjd=58017.0398827163&type=V

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