Skynet! 2-10-18 “Space Aliens! Do the Math!” & Constellation Gemini 9PM CT


211410578_orig-e1485977609246SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “How Many Space Aliens: Do The Math” and “Tour of the Constellation Gemini”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Time Tunnel” (2002)
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.

“How Many Space Aliens: Do The Math”

Drake Equation

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

Southeast, Predawn/Dawn Sky

Retrograde Motion of Mars in 2005

Southeast to South, Predawn/Dawn Sky

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Gemini

https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27750923_2295407430485427_6510429252077655396_n.jpg?oh=db9f89377aed8e66d1dbdaa3ee041750&oe=5B26DCC2

Photo #1 Open Clusters (M35 & NGC 2158)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27867942_2295405880485582_5471959260487396326_n.jpg?oh=6507c3a7f21dbb659b404b2ccea4eda4&oe=5B24291A

Photo #2 Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27655169_2295405850485585_2167073170351833265_n.jpg?oh=7575d4f35b84dfe2012bfd1ac65b5388&oe=5B161B2C

Photo #3 Jellyfish Nebula (IC-443)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27657954_2295405800485590_5573967229467992085_n.jpg?oh=5749f269a9d5ced77e48227a0d1a7a20&oe=5B1F4407

Photo #4 Medusa Nebula (Abell 21)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27654957_2295405797152257_7764427377445807176_n.jpg?oh=233e7505fe74f7a7e3583916f67001dd&oe=5B1A9A9C

Photo #5 Planetary Nebula (NGC 2371 & NGC 2372)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27750002_2295405813818922_6192541558181343586_n.jpg?oh=3b2f0d28b84da15d5eedf23b201b0b1c&oe=5AD8D627

Recent Astronomical discoveries

HINODE captures record-breaking solar magnetic field
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206100302.htm

Rocky or gassy? Massive, dense super-Earth planet detected
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208131710.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

MRO prepares to extend mission

MRO artist concept: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/largesize/PIA05490_hires.jpg

MRO orbit: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/imgs/mro/whereismro/MROdisplay.png?2018-02-10T03:17:07

Deep Space Network Now (watch NASA communication with MRO): https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

Scooping the Soviets (article about Luna 9): https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/scooping-the-soviets-16255658/?no-ist

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