Skynet 12-30-17 Top 8 Astronomical Events for 2018 / Astronomical Toys Under Your Xmas Tree 9PM CT


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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Top 8 Astronomical Events of 2018” and “Astronomical Toys Under Your Christmas Tree”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: Open Discussion Tune-in to Find Out

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
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/top-skywatching-events-2018-eclipses-meteors-planets-astronomy/

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

From EarthSky.org:
http://www.earthsky.org/tonight
East, Evening

Worldwide Map of Occultation of Aldebaran/Moon December 30th

Taurus Skymap

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

New Telescopes and Astronomical Toys Under Your Christmas Tree

Recent Astronomical discoveries

“Cosmic Lantern” Could Help Us Further Understand the Fate of the Universe
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171221101326.htm

Scientists Describe How Solar System Could Have Formed in Bubble Around Giant Star
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171223134850.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

TBD
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
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

Dec. 31st
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=58118.5330286573&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

Jan. 3rd
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=58122.0332200071&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

Jan. 3rd
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=58122.0196004934&type=V

Jan. 7th

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=58126.01889744&type=V

 

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