Skynet 4-7-18 “Icarus, A New Star” & “Tour of Constellation Leo (Part 2) 9PM CT

1140-2001-space-odyssey-imgcache-rev278823b0c1bf72f5e081bfaa0a5af451SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Icarus, A New Star” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo (Part 2)”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“1984” (1984)

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

Icarus! A New Star!

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


Southeast, Before Dawn

Skymap Leo

Photo #1 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (M65)

Photo #2 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (M66)

Photo #3 Hamburger Galaxy (NGC 3628)

Photo #4 Lenticular Spiral Galaxy(NGC 3593)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Paucity of phosphorus hints at precarious path for extraterrestrial life

Tens of thousands of black holes may exist in Milky Way’s center

Space Exploration and Space History

‘Marsquakes’ Could Shake Up Planetary Science

Mars’ core (artist rendering):

InSight getting ready for launch:

InSight lander:

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


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