Skynet 11-18-17 “JPL: The Mariner Missions” & Constellation “Auriga” 9PM CT

1200px-mariner_2SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL: The Mariner Missions” and “Tour of the Constellation Auriga”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Soylent Green” (1973)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream:
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

JPL: The Mariner Missions

Mariner 2:×1200.jpg
Mariner 4:
Mariner 5 unfolding:
Mariner 6 and 7:
Mariner 9:
Mariner 10:

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

South, November Mid-Evening
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Auriga the Charioteer


Photo #1 Open Cluster (M36/NGC 1960)

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M37/NGC 2099)

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M38/NGC 1912)

Photo #4 The Flaming Star Nebula & AE Aurigae (IC 405)

Photo #5 Flaming Star Nebula, Star AE Aurigae, Open Cluster (IC-405 & IC-410)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

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Space Exploration and Space History

Orion Links
Houston, We Have a Podcast, Episode 17 “Orion”:
Orion spacecraft interior:
Orion Artist Concept:
EM-1 mission profile:
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Nov. 19

Nov. 27

Tiangong 1

Nov. 24

Tiangong 2

Nov. 27

North Korean Satellite

Nov. 20

Nov. 24

OTV 5 (USA 277)

Nov. 19

Nov. 22