Skynet 9-30-17 “The Apollo Trenches & Constellation Cassiopeia 9PM CT

missioncontrol3SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Apollo Trenches” and “Tour of the Constellation Cassiopeia”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
Open Discussion: “Best and Worst SF Movies”

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.

The Apollo Trenches (Part 1)

NASA Consoles

An Eidophor projector.

Eidophor Projections

Eidophor Projector Schematic

Booster Systems Engineer

Retrofire Officer

Flight Dynamics Officer

Guidance Officer

Life Systems Officer

Cap Comm

CSM EECOM Engineer

CSM GNC Engineer

LM TELMU Engineer

LM Control Engineer

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

Near Side Moon
Far Side Moon
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Cassiopeia

Skymap Constellation Cassiopeia

Photo #1 Open Cluster (M52/NGC 7654)

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M103/NGC 581)

Photo #3 Cassiopeia-A

Photo #4 The Pacman Nebula (NGC 281)

Photo #5 White Rose Cluster (NGC 7789)

Photo #6 Owl Cluster (NGC 457)

Photo #7 Open Cluster (NGC 663)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Small Collisions Make Big Impact on Mercury’s Thin Atmosphere

A Fresh Look at Older Data Yields a Surprise Near the Martian Equator

Space Exploration and Space History

Aurora at Mars

Martian aurora animation:
Martian aurora still images:
Martian energy levels graph: