Skynet 1-6-18 The Maunder Minimum and Little Ice Age” & “Constellation Orion (Part 1) 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Maunder Minimum and the Little Ice Age” and “Tour of the Constellation Orion (Part 1)”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017)

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.

The Maunder Minimum and the Little Ice Age

Sunspot Numbers
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26219886_2243575622335275_5175608705599187814_n.jpg?oh=74ec6e2898dbffdf628aeacd362d377c&oe=5AEA3DC2

Carbon14 and Activity Labels
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26169055_2243575615668609_7032382599771895182_n.jpg?oh=b5dc3915406273423f277d5adfafda4f&oe=5AF94472

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

Southwest, 75 Minutes Before Sunrise

Southeast, Before Dawn

Southeast, Before Dawn

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Orion
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/26220862_2243501595676011_8719414631074632682_o.jpg?oh=fc9315727e4d70783c976e2a1e48ae03&oe=5ABD193A

Photo #1 Orion’s Belt
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26231652_2243501579009346_7355223446633897091_n.jpg?oh=33e574df4483c50e984e8c856f0bf0cb&oe=5AEB5C4F

Photo #2 Alnilam & NGC 1990
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26239445_2243501522342685_6406091555677065135_n.jpg?oh=91ad9d17305cdd35c0a807b52bdc1573&oe=5ABE6901

Photo #3 Orion’s Belt and Flame Nebula
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26169377_2243501569009347_4049557553857356120_n.jpg?oh=990141ce191b2d57f5224b05fc6840c8&oe=5ABC18D6

Photo #4 Flame Nebula (NGC 2024)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26220146_2243501629009341_3936811569771381576_n.jpg?oh=5f79b8eb3187b87e1647c1d8978d1789&oe=5AB1E565

Photo #5 Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/26240505_2243501545676016_2346560407604282597_o.jpg?oh=de9aa8654f3e3135ffb9e863b03532b1&oe=5ABEB9A0

Photo #6 Reflection Nebula (M78)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26168950_2243501512342686_8816855055143649034_n.jpg?oh=59dde68d569445a8a5588cbcc386d541&oe=5AF0F1B4

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Special star is a Rosetta Stone for understanding the sun’s variability and climate effect
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105124010.htm

Tabby’s Star: Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the ‘most mysterious star in the universe’
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103101133.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Update on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program for 2018

Astronaut John Young Dies at 87

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

Jan 14th
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=58132.5445179804&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

Jan 12th
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=58131.0202752846&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 15th
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=58133.5432415392&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 11
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=58130.0181810226&type=V

Jan 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=58134.0174299594&type=V

 

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