SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT
Saturday’s Topic: “NASA Centers: JPL – The Explorer Missions” and “Tour of the Constellation Triangulum”
Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Fahrenheit 451” (1966)
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
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.
Discussion topic of the evening.
NASA’s Research Centers: JPL – The Explorer Missions
A model of Explorer 1, held by JPL’s Director William Pickering, scientist James Van Allen and rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun (from left to right): https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/explorer_history.jpg
Exploded view of Explorer 1: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/599053main_0200146_full.jpg
Explorer 1 spacecraft: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/explorer1.jpg
Explorer 1 launch: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/209738main_launch.jpg
Explorer 1 main characteristics: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/
What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?
East, Before Dawn
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.
Skymap Constellation Triangulum
Photo #1 Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
Photo #2 H II Region Galaxy (NGC 604)
Photo #3 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 634)
Photo #4 Galaxy Group (NGC 672 & IC 1727)
Photo #5 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 784)
Concorde and Moon
Recent Astronomical discoveries
Star Dust Helps Explain Mysterious Dimming Star
The Moon Once Had an Atmosphere
Space Exploration and Space History
Reconstructing Cassini’s plunge into Saturn
Cassini signal animation: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/cassinisignal_animation.gif
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
North Korean Satellite