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


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. Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

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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)×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

Photo #1 Cat’s Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)

Photo #2 Spindle Galaxy (NGC 5866)

Photo #3 Abell-2218

Photo #4 Tadpole Galaxy

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 5879)

Photo #6 (NGC 4319 & Markarian 205)

Photo #7 Dwarf Spiral Galaxy (NGC 6503)

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

The Disc of the Milky Way is Bigger than we Thought

Multiple Alkali Metals in Unique Exoplanet

A Couple More Interesting Stories From Our Universe

One of the Closest Stars Looks Friendly for Life

Astronomers Track Bizarre Objects Near Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


June 17th

Tiangong 2

June 11th

June 17th


June 10th

June 13th

June 15th

June 18th

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