Skynet 10-14-17 NASA Center: JPL – The Explorer Missions & Constellation Triangulum 9PM CT


ranger6-9SKYNET!!!!  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)

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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

Prepping Explorer 1: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/206603main_explorer-stand_0.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/

Explorer_I_Characteristics.jpg

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

East, Before Dawn

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2017/10/2017-oct-14-15-16-moon-regulus-leo.jpg

Occultation Map

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2017/10/1015zc1487.jpg

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Triangulum

Skymap Constellation Triangulum

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22406109_2119327938093378_6655980581610926860_n.jpg?oh=43fa6fd6f01ae98dd188fe864a58e601&oe=5A820389

Photo #1 Triangulum Galaxy (M33)

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22448225_2119328051426700_594456800417815521_n.jpg?oh=511434a872db9dc356559266531152b1&oe=5A7A5C55

Photo #2 H II Region Galaxy (NGC 604)

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22405523_2119327924760046_6639668809468265456_n.jpg?oh=66809e5f22f0f5ec2428eb8d493f8c00&oe=5A7C1482

Photo #3 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 634)

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22405995_2119327981426707_6542827586886118407_n.jpg?oh=47e8d27ec7eadbcf2044735953a5f169&oe=5A78EF63

Photo #4 Galaxy Group (NGC 672 & IC 1727)

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22366622_2119327991426706_1217489625158465399_n.jpg?oh=fdc87a11ebaad68dba0f4890fbecd89c&oe=5A7136DA

Photo #5 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 784)

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22489722_2119328034760035_9186596258949702282_n.jpg?oh=6081fa1acfb09db52f815362b0c775f0&oe=5A42CB87

Concorde and Moon

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22448327_2119327928093379_945473544607499626_n.jpg?oh=7ea180411e7385b4d528cc3c521afe10&oe=5A84F9F3

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Star Dust Helps Explain Mysterious Dimming Star

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171013091951.htm

The Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171009091908.htm

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.

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

Oct. 16th

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=58043.0401426141&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

Oct. 17th

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=58044.0265556725&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

Oct. 19th

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=58045.5061937262&type=V

Oct. 20th

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=58046.4660115915&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

Oct. 15th

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=58042.0257503452&type=V

Oct. 19th

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=58046.0258763241&type=V

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