Skynet 12-8-18 Apollo 50th: Dec. 1968 & Constellation Taurus 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Apollo 50th: Dec. 1968”  and “Tour of the Constellation Taurus the Bull”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Apollo 50th: December 1968

Prime Crew – Apollo 8

Apollo 9 Crew and Water Recovery Training

Apollo 10 CM and Saturn V Arrival at Cape Kennedy

Apollo 8 Crew, Saturn V Launch Vehicle, and VAB


View of Florida During TLI

Apollo 8 Entering Lunar Orbit

Robert T. McCall’s “Coming Home”

Bill Ander’s Blue Marble

Apollo 8 CM Hoisted Aboard USS Yorktown

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


Southwest, One Hour After Sunset

Day and Night Map of Earth×400.png

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Taurus

Photo #1 T-Tauri & Hind’s Variable Nebula (NGC 1555)

Photo #2 Crab Nebula (M1)

Photo #3 Pleiades (M45)

Photo #4 Hyades

Photo #5 Colliding Galaxies (NGC 1409 & 1410)

Photo #6 Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu


Bringing balance to the universe: New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

Chinese Change 5 Lander Rover Headed to Far Side of the Moon

Sounds of Mars! (Sound Sample)

This Week in Space History

1974 December 2

Pioneer 11 Jupiter Fly-By

1999 December 3:

Contact Lost with Mars Polar Lander

1999 December 3

Hayabusa 2 Launched

1965 December 4

Gemini 6 & 7

1996 Dec 4

Mars Pathfinder Lands on Mars

1972 December 7

Apollo 17 Mission

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


Dec. 17

Tiangong 2

Dec. 10

Dec. 16

Hubble Space Telescope

Dec. 12

Dec. 13

Dec. 14

Dec. 15