Skynet 12-23-17 Soviet Space History & Constellation Fornax 9PM CT

5556174159SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Soviet Space History” and “Tour of the Constellation Fornax”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989)

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.

Soviet Space Continued

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

West, Evening

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Fornax

Photo #1 Fornax Cluster

Photo #2 Large Elliptical Galaxy (NGC 1399)

Photo #3 UDFy

Photo #4 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1097)

Photo #5 Great Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1365)

Photo #6 Isolated Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1398)

Photo #7 Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal

Photo #8 Globular Cluster (NGC 1049)

Photo #9 Fornax-A (NGC 1316)

Photo #10 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1350)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Star in Constellation Pisces is “Eating” Planets

The Missing Link Between Exploding Stars, Clouds, and Climate on Earth

Space Exploration and Space History

Falcon 9 Launch Friday

Apollo 8 Crew

Earth Rise Apollo 8

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

International Space Station

Dec. 27th

Dec. 28th

Tiangong 1

Dec. 31st

North Korean Satellite

Dec. 26th

Dec. 30th

OTV 5 (USA 277)

Dec. 30th