Skynet 6-9-18 Interview with Dr. Steve Townes (WB4ILW), JPL & Constellation Draco 9PM CT


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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Interview of Dr. Steve Townes, JPL” and “Tour of the Constellation Draco the Dragon”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Time Machine” (1978)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

1. Discussion topic of the evening.

Kelley, K5KTX’s interview with Dr. Steve Townes, Chief Technologist, Interplanetary Network Directorate from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Barring any Echolink technical issues, Kelley will be interviewing Dr. Townes (WB4ILW) about his work with the Deep Space Network and about the history of the JPL Amateur Radio Club (where he is currently President).

Dr. Steve Townes, Chief Technologist, Interplanetary Network Directorate, JPL (WB4ILW)https://w5fc.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/wb6ilw-ic-7300-300×225.jpg

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

West, 80 Minutes After Sunset

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.
Constellation Draco the Dragon
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34728549_2484534581572710_7122424819068436480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4d6a449ef09141e7f6dbb6382757f40a&oe=5BAA6F2D

Photo #1 Cat’s Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34775608_2484533264906175_947338660146053120_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6207f55d810087c62652f471c9532d3a&oe=5BB3967A

Photo #2 Spindle Galaxy (NGC 5866)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34794205_2484533358239499_1195506058102046720_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=91a17548534aba9e3268400f0f0b8c5d&oe=5BB91168

Photo #3 Abell-2218
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34720369_2484533221572846_2132332111481274368_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c5b5a4fb0d9d787b2b0d7a54716adbf0&oe=5BAC35CD

Photo #4 Tadpole Galaxy
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34775607_2484533374906164_2785339553345437696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a3f27b79b7dfa9ca16fc05fe38a0cdf5&oe=5BBCF3C5

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 5879)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34826860_2484533284906173_7238289309999038464_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=75b7c02c02c0b32872e0053d085a0a4c&oe=5B7FE1E4

Photo #6 (NGC 4319 & Markarian 205)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34807337_2484533248239510_9123394505398026240_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=aeaecc7524c9289bd0775559ad10e2e3&oe=5BBE8FC5

Photo #7 Dwarf Spiral Galaxy (NGC 6503)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34885649_2484533328239502_6508510934036643840_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e12b4f31e21e60299ebc0fb9478bd50e&oe=5BAA08E3

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

The Disc of the Milky Way is Bigger than we Thought
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180607112746.htm

Multiple Alkali Metals in Unique Exoplanet
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180607112735.htm

A Couple More Interesting Stories From Our Universe

One of the Closest Stars Looks Friendly for Life
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/one-closest-stars-looks-friendly-203900457.html

Astronomers Track Bizarre Objects Near Milky Way’s Central Black Hole
https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/8ff60eff-b64c-3f51-b017-61c333dd37b7/ss_astronomers-track-bizarre.html

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

June 17th
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=25544&mjd=58286.8108129606&type=V

Tiangong 2
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41765&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

June 11th
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58280.8107408748&type=V

June 17th
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58286.2162748282&type=V

Envisat
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

June 10th
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58279.8228068938&type=V

June 13th
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58282.8150788135&type=V

June 15th
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58284.8327877982&type=V

June 18th

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58284.8327877982&type=V

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