Skynet 12-3-17 “JPL: Ranger & Surveyor Missions and “Constellation Eridanus” 9PM CT

conrad_19990709_cSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL: The Ranger & Surveyor Missions” and “Tour of the Constellation Eridanus”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Men in Black 3” (2012)

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.

Discussion topic of the evening.

JPL: The Ranger and Surveyor Missions

Ranger 1, 2:
Ranger 3, 4, 5:
Ranger 6, 7, 8, 9:
Surveyor 3 and Apollo 12:

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

East, Evening

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Eridanus Skymap

Photo #1 Witch Head Nebula (IC-2118)

Photo #2 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1300)

Photo #3 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1232)

Photo #4 Interacting Dwarf and Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1531 & NGC 1532)

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1309)

Photo #6 Dwarf Galaxy (NGC 1291)

Photo #7 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1187)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Black Holes’ Magnetism Surprisingly Wimpy

Scientists Observe Supermassive Black Hole in Infant Universe

Space Exploration and Space History

Martian streaks story:
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
All times are “local” (Dallas) time.


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