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

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

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

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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:
JPL website:
Vintage JPL Photos:

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

Photo #1 Globular Cluster (M2/NGC 7089)

Photo #2 Globular Cluster (M72/NGC 6981)

Photo #3 Asterism (M73/NGC 6994)

Photo #4 Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009)

Photo #5 Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)

Photo #6 Atoms for Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Hubble Observes Pitch Black Planet

One-of-a-kind Star Found to Change Over Decades

Space Exploration and Space History

Infrared mage of Cassini impact site:
Enceladus setting behind Saturn:
Cassini: The Grand Finale Toolkit:
Cassini project scientists:

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Sept. 18

Sept. 20

Sept. 21

Sept. 25

Tiangong 1

Sept. 24

Tiangong 2

Sept. 18

North Korean Satellite

Sept. 20