Skynet 12-15-18 “Space Navigation by Pulsar!” & Constellation Eridanus 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Space Navigation by Pulsar!”  and “Tour of the Constellation Eridanus”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Missile to the Moon” (1958)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Tonight’s Topic

Space Navigation!  Getting From Here to Way Out There Using Pulsars!

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


East, One Hour Before Sunrise

East, December 21, One Hour Before Sunrise

45 degrees north latitude: Mercury rises approximately 100 minutes before sunrise

South, Dusk/Nightfall

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Eridanus

Photo #1 Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118)

Photo #2 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1187)

Photo #3 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1232)

Photo #4 Dwarf & Edge on Spiral Galaxies (NGC 1531 & NGC 1532)

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1309)

Photo #6 Ring Galaxy (NGC 1291)

Photo #7 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1187)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Did Supernovae Kill Off Large Ocean Animals at Dawn of Pleistocene?

Large Population of Potential Young Planets Found in Distant Planetary Systems

Space Exploration and Space History

Space exploration news:

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space!

Also, if you want to order a related Christmas gift now, for spring delivery:

Bennu has a wet history! Water really is one of the most common and stable chemicals in the universe.

Space-related birthdays:

1911 December 11

Birth of Tsien Hsue-shen

1896 December 14

Birth of James H Doolitle

This week in space history:

1998 December 11

Mars Climate Orbiter

1962 December 13

Relay 1

1967 December 13

Pioneer 8

1962 December 14

Mariner 2 Flyby of Venus

1965 December 15

Gemini 6A & 7

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


Dec. 17

Dec. 21

Tiangong 2

Dec. 16

Hubble Space Telescope

Dec. 19


Dec. 16

Dec. 19

Dec. 22

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