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


pulsar3

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)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Tonight’s Topic

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

https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-just-proved-it-can-navigate-space-using-pulsars-where-to-now/?fbclid=IwAR3oTrFwtpCfHWFmriP4JWEU2iydmUHqfWH4HV4j6pCoM-2ZZoylZHSVug0

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

From EarthSky.org:

http://www.earthsky.org/tonight

East, One Hour Before Sunrise

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2018/12/2018-dec-14-venus-mercury-jupiter.jpg

East, December 21, One Hour Before Sunrise

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2018/12/2018-dec-14-venus-mercury-jupiter-for-dec-21.jpg

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

South, Dusk/Nightfall

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2018/12/2018-dec-13-14-15-moon-mars-fomalhaut.jpg

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Eridanus

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48393813_2900777093281788_4376059392399769600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=532cb0d9d64043ff7c9f02cac869b718&oe=5CA20A3A

Photo #1 Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48243193_2900777243281773_424600892084322304_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=a06886659c9f688784bf9e99f6185c9f&oe=5CB14E71

Photo #2 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1187)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48376933_2900777416615089_5290358977966637056_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=8d186027ecd6df88298771a415f44acf&oe=5CA9EDB4

Photo #3 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1232)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48368813_2900777553281742_3784187855056666624_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=976374d7d8f062c448bb360676c15fa5&oe=5C97BDA0

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

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48252735_2900777826615048_4503401861306384384_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=781d888eee6e3a61281e67f2ff35fb3b&oe=5C8E494A

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1309)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48220053_2900777986615032_4384842192498196480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=8048ada628cc0c6b0e85ad2f1c863b0a&oe=5CA59BD7

Photo #6 Ring Galaxy (NGC 1291)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48234074_2900778146615016_6370682238052335616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=0f545a94fc29df5f56e33e43eb2806e0&oe=5C8C5243

Photo #7 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1187)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48366255_2900778419948322_628202253383106560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=218706342e501cc208d9ef206e875596&oe=5C8F9330

Recent Astronomical discoveries

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181211112941.htm

Large Population of Potential Young Planets Found in Distant Planetary Systems

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181212144631.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Space exploration news:

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space!

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/largesize/PIA22924_hires.jpg

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

https://ozmarecords.com/collections/shop

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

https://www.asteroidmission.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Twelve-Image-PolyCam-Mosaic-12-2-18.png

Space-related birthdays:

1911 December 11

Birth of Tsien Hsue-shen

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Tsien_Hsue-shen.jpg

1896 December 14

Birth of James H Doolitle

https://www.utdallas.edu/news/images/doolittle.jpg

This week in space history:

1998 December 11

Mars Climate Orbiter

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Mars_Climate_Orbiter_2.jpg

1962 December 13

Relay 1

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Relay_1.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Project_Relay_antenna_-_GPN-2003-00019.jpg

1967 December 13

Pioneer 8

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Pioneer-6-9.jpg

1962 December 14

Mariner 2 Flyby of Venus

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/Mariner_2.jpg

1965 December 15

Gemini 6A & 7 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Gemini_7_in_orbit_-_GPN-2006-000035.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=58469.7759373221&type=V

Dec. 21

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=25544&mjd=58473.2160497186&type=V

Tiangong 2

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

Dec. 16

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58468.2083805114&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. 19

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=20580&mjd=58471.175876778&type=V

Envisat

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Dec. 16

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58468.8152509849&type=V

Dec. 19

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58471.8074974428&type=V

Dec. 22

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58474.7997423155&type=V

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.