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


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

Alvan and his two sons. (1870’s)

Lick Telescope (1889)

Lowell Observatory, Clark Telescope

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

Photo #1 Pi Puppis Cluster

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M46)

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M47)

Photo #4 Open Cluster (M93/NGC 2447)

Photo #5 Open Cluster (NGC 2451)

Photo #6 Open Cluster (NGC 2477)

Photo #7 Skull And Crossbones Nebula (NGC 2467)

Photo #8 Planetary Nebula (NGC 2440)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

The Moon Formed Inside a Vaporized Earth Synestia

Search for First Stars Uncovers “Dark Matter”

Space Exploration and Space History

X-class solar flare from Oct 24, 2014:

Cage rope model:

AZURE rocket payload testing:

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Tiangong 2

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