Skynet 8-11-18 So You Want to be an Astronaut” & Constellation Scutum 9PM CT

john-young-geminiSKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “So You Want to be an Astronaut”  and “Tour of the Constellation Scutum”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“The Indestructible Man” (1958)

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.

Discussion topic of the evening.

So, What Does It Take to Be an Astronaut?

Starliner CST-100

Eric Boe

Christopher Ferguson

Nichole Aunapu Mann


Crew Dragon Test-Flight Astronauts

Josh Cassada

Sunita Williams

Crew Dragon First-Mission Astronauts

Victor Glover

Michael Hopkins

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

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Scutum

Photo #1 Wild Duck Cluster (M11)

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M26)

Photo #3 Planetary Nebula (IC-1295)

Photo #4 Red Super Giant Cluster 1 (RSGC1)

R Scuti–a

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Pairs of Small Colliding Galaxies May Seed Future Stars

Ultrahot Planet Have Starlike Atmospheres

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


August 16th

Hubble Space Telescope

August 17th


August 14th

August 17th

August 19th