Skynet 11-10-18 “The Indian Space Program” & Constellation “Cetus, the Whale” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “The Indian Space Program” and “Tour of the Constellation Cetus, the Whale”

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Discussion topic of the evening.

The Indian Space Program

Vikram Sarabhai







What got me interested in this topic

Human Spaceflight program in planning stages!

Radar mapper, joint venture with NASA (NISAR)

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

Southwest, Dusk/Evening
South, After Midnight
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Cetus

Constellation Cetus, the Whale

Photo #1 Barred Spiral (M77)

Photo #2 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1055)

Photo #3 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1073)

Photo #4 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1087)

Photo #5 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (NGC 247)

Photo #6 Irregular Dwarf Galaxy (IC 1613)

Variable Star: Omicron Ceti — A

Variable Star: Omicron Ceti — b

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Aging a Flock of Stars in the Wild Duck Cluster

Harvesting Renewable Energy from the Sun and Outer Space at the Same Time

Space Exploration and Space History

Space News This Week:

The Parker Solar Probe survived its first close pass by the sun!

Space-Related Birthdays This Week:

1906 November 5 –
Birth of Fred Whipple

1902 November 9 – .
Birth of Mitrofan Ivanovich Nedelin

1888 November 10 – .
Birth of Andrei Nikolayevich

The Week in Space History:

1981 November 4
Venera 14

2013 November 5
Mars Orbiter Spacecraft

1967 November 7
Surveyor 6

1996 November 7
Mars Global Surveyor

1968 November 8
Pioneer 9

1967 November 9
Apollo 4

2005 November 9

Venus Express

1968 November 10

Zond 6

1970 November 10
Luna 17

1997 November 10 – .
Sputnik 40

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


Nov. 17th

Tiangong 2

Nov. 16th

Hubble Space Telescope

Nov. 19th


Nov. 11th

Nov. 14th

Nov. 16th

Nov. 19th