Skynet! 6-16-18 “The JPL Missions: Galileo (Part 1) & Tour of Draco the Dragon 9PM CT

galileo_91SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The JPL Missions: Galileo (Part 1)” and “Tour of the Constellation Draco the Dragon”

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Puppet Masters” (1994)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The JPL Missions: Galileo (Part 1)

Galileo in clean room:

Galileo’s propulsion module:

Galileo being deployed:

Galileo Mission Tours:

Spacecraft diagram:

Europa from Galileo:

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

West, 50 Minutes After Sunset

Earthshine Example

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

Astronomers See Distant Eruption as Black Hole Destroys Star

The True Power of Solar Wind

Space Exploration and Space History

Mars: Dusty With a Chance of Dust

Dark skies over Opportunity:
Dust storm animation:
Mars storm watch:

Curiosity Finds Ancient Organics
Methane Seasons on Mars:

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


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