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:
& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”
Audio Stream:
Yahoo Groups:
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Maunder Minimum and the Little Ice Age

Sunspot Numbers

Carbon14 and Activity Labels

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

Photo #1 Orion’s Belt

Photo #2 Alnilam & NGC 1990

Photo #3 Orion’s Belt and Flame Nebula

Photo #4 Flame Nebula (NGC 2024)

Photo #5 Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33)

Photo #6 Reflection Nebula (M78)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Special star is a Rosetta Stone for understanding the sun’s variability and climate effect

Tabby’s Star: Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the ‘most mysterious star in the universe’

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.

Jan 14th

Tiangong 1

Jan 12th

Tiangong 2

Jan 15th

North Korean Satellite

Jan 11

Jan 15th