Skynet 12-1-18 The InSight Mission & The M77 Supernova! 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The InSight Mission”  and “M77 Supernova!”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“The Adventures of Buckeroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” (1984)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Mars InSight Mission

Landing Phases

Artist’s InSight on Mars

Simulated Landing


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


East, Before Dawn

East, One Hour Before Sunrise

Conjunction Mechanics

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

A Supernova in M77!

Koichi Itagaki Photo of 2018IVC with Crosshair Location

Map to Locate Delta Ceti

2018 IVC’s Location (Hubble Space Telescope Photo)

Artist Concept Type II Supernova

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Newly Discovered Supernova Complicates Origin Story Theories

Black Hole “Donuts” Are Actually “Fountains”

Space Exploration and Space History

Tony NT5TM

Space News

InSight Lands on Mars

InSight’s First Picture

More Probes on the Way

Mars Rover 2020

2020 ESA ExoMars Rover


Barbara Radding “Barby” Morgan

Space History

1963 November 27

Explorer 18 Mission

1964 November 28

Mariner 4 Mars Mission

1961 November 29

John Glenn Selected for First Mercury Manned Orbital Flight

1961 November 29

Mercury-Atlas 9 Launch

1965 November 29 

Alouette 2 Launch

1967 November 29

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1960 December 1 

Karobl-Spunik 3

2013 December 1

Chang 27E Lunar Lander

Yutu Rover

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Tiangong 2

Dec. 10


Dec. 3

Dec. 5

Dec. 6

Dec. 8