Skynet 3-3-18 Story of Alvan Clark & Tour of Constellation Puppis 9PM CT


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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Story of Alvan Clark, Telescope Maker” and “Tour of the Constellation Puppis”

Net Control:
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
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.

The Story of Telescope Maker Alan Clark

Alvan Clark 1891 Boston

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28783214_2328175123875324_4749529491856584364_n.jpg?oh=aa0df2c52b97219a9c3fcf44a89a63ab&oe=5B04F15B

Alvan and his two sons. (1870’s)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28575902_2328175117208658_5576116727563911823_n.jpg?oh=71e6c15bfd2e9c1dac252262e1d9aa3c&oe=5B075EEB

Lick Telescope (1889)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28471377_2328175127208657_8679204311229045989_n.jpg?oh=f23def17b642be2cf54f03e0c61cbcca&oe=5B449D98

Lowell Observatory, Clark Telescope

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28471869_2328175167208653_7398081091919695918_n.jpg?oh=28f423d3b99f1547297b9e4a277a734c&oe=5B4C21D4

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

West, 40 Minutes After Sunset

West, One Hour After Sunset

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Puppis

Constellation Puppis
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28379346_2328155177210652_3239056842279492480_n.jpg?oh=6367db591d265960246f621b0d46db69&oe=5B429638

Photo #1 Pi Puppis Cluster
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28795492_2328155100543993_7086620770234193910_n.jpg?oh=8dc2c7680c14930ce4c98186604e1003&oe=5AFF9259

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M46)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28783561_2328154970544006_4130129738335461180_n.jpg?oh=b811c888e260ee71ffac3378f2a8e593&oe=5B40756C

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M47)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28783219_2328154973877339_1639157244646832696_n.jpg?oh=69f874c5d44f5b3fa45c7576292d1eaa&oe=5B10D005

Photo #4 Open Cluster (M93/NGC 2447)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28468159_2328154983877338_8953159503317395203_n.jpg?oh=eb39fb6b0392b3a8ba558418042ddca2&oe=5B4B29BB

Photo #5 Open Cluster (NGC 2451)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28379455_2328155027210667_6838668612470618870_n.jpg?oh=3223c1ee8c468a7bfd6570358df48ad5&oe=5B0875C5

Photo #6 Open Cluster (NGC 2477)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28468111_2328155087210661_8037877271452145113_n.jpg?oh=0de18746b85e7cde9e6cce422455c796&oe=5B0F3AC9

Photo #7 Skull And Crossbones Nebula (NGC 2467)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28467615_2328155060543997_5813418321225404950_n.jpg?oh=c01458fdf6e8f0261e83c04d1637e7af&oe=5B0E69D9

Photo #8 Planetary Nebula (NGC 2440)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28795362_2328155020544001_2337706871481112450_n.jpg?oh=c8c3b9f9eda2100745b5e00f131955ef&oe=5B4A1C69

Recent Astronomical discoveries

The Moon Formed Inside a Vaporized Earth Synestia
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228103238.htm

Search for First Stars Uncovers “Dark Matter”
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228144424.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

X-class solar flare from Oct 24, 2014: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/sdoflare.gif

Cage rope model: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/cageropemodel.jpg

AZURE rocket payload testing: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/azure_payload_prep.png

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

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

March 10
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=58187.5040480232&type=V

Envisat
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

March 6
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58184.0798245716&type=V

March 8
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58186.0975707484&type=V

March 9
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58187.0721207994&type=V

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