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


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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

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/apollo8_crew.jpg

Apollo 9 Crew and Water Recovery Training

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/apollo9_test.jpg?itok=0trAw-XC

Apollo 10 CM and Saturn V Arrival at Cape Kennedy

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/apollo10_arrival.jpg

Apollo 8 Crew, Saturn V Launch Vehicle, and VAB

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/3-s68-49397c_1.jpg

Launch

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/4-s68-56050.jpg

View of Florida During TLI

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/side_image/public/thumbnails/image/5-as08-16-2581.jpg?itok=Y31msZKt

Apollo 8 Entering Lunar Orbit

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/side_image/public/thumbnails/image/6b-as08-13-2344a.jpg?itok=9vEJptLY

Robert T. McCall’s “Coming Home”

https://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/8973492350_9aa32cfae2_b.jpg

Bill Ander’s Blue Marble

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180430091607-apollo-8-earth-rise-moon-photo-super-169.jpg

Apollo 8 CM Hoisted Aboard USS Yorktown

https://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/collections/full/A19711856000h.JPG

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

From EarthSky.org:

http://www.earthsky.org/tonight

Southwest, One Hour After Sunset

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2018/12/2018-dec-8-9-10-moon-and-saturn.jpg

Day and Night Map of Earth

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2018/12/december-8-2018-one-hour-after-new-moon-800×400.png

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Taurus

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48056294_2883302908362540_8805571628483215360_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=935cbf84ceb749ed6060ce8e573aa8be&oe=5CA4650B

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

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47682499_2883302955029202_1071055339136221184_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=95187c97514c0c2d3270c0b515480582&oe=5C9C9B9F

Photo #2 Crab Nebula (M1)

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47369265_2883303035029194_2947205922860040192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=7c95b99af334254ac36c54abf30e155a&oe=5CA48713

Photo #3 Pleiades (M45)

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47573903_2883303245029173_7535587921185734656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=b25039ee499602e6bb450322eb0da1c1&oe=5C96CE31

Photo #4 Hyades

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47576371_2883309515028546_7651747557973950464_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=fb8d90a697f42485788f22dabe037874&oe=5CB11553

Photo #5 Colliding Galaxies (NGC 1409 & 1410)

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47578647_2883303608362470_7465424944596254720_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=83153a1807d6e7c9b1d75cbd698021cb&oe=5CA5273A

Photo #6 Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514)

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47683703_2883303761695788_1457947487808520192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=2958a71c2f0920dcc9af773be3c5a238&oe=5CAD8419

Recent Astronomical discoveries

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181204090906.htm

 

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181205093716.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

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

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/07/china-change-4-lander-rover-head-to-far-side-of-moon/

Sounds of Mars! (Sound Sample)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT50Q_Zbf3s

This Week in Space History

1974 December 2

Pioneer 11 Jupiter Fly-By

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/An_artist%27s_impression_of_a_Pioneer_spacecraft_on_its_way_to_interstellar_space.jpg

1999 December 3:

Contact Lost with Mars Polar Lander

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Mars_Polar_Lander_-_artist_depiction.png

1999 December 3

Hayabusa 2 Launched

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayabusa2#/media/File:%E3%81%AF%E3%82%84%E3%81%B6%E3%81%952.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/22/Surface_of_Ryugu_from_MINERVA-II1_Rover-1A.jpg

1965 December 4

Gemini 6 & 7

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Gemini_6_7.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Lovell_pre-launch_gemini_7.jpg

1996 Dec 4

Mars Pathfinder Lands on Mars

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Pathfinder#/media/File:Mars_Pathfinder_Lander_preparations.jpg

1972 December 7

Apollo 17 Mission

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Apollo_17_crew.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/NASA_Apollo_17_Lunar_Roving_Vehicle.jpg

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Dec. 17

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=25544&mjd=58469.7756020395&type=V

Tiangong 2

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41765&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Dec. 10

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58462.7984539173&type=V

Dec. 16

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58468.2084239284&type=V

Hubble Space Telescope

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=20580&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Dec. 12

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=20580&mjd=58464.7930304715&type=V

Dec. 13

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=20580&mjd=58465.7857910804&type=V

Dec. 14

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=20580&mjd=58466.7785505158&type=V

Dec. 15

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=20580&mjd=58467.7713036072&type=V

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