Skynet 12-22-18 Where is All the Water on Mars? & Constellation Orion (Part 1) 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Where is All the Water on Mars?”  and “Tour of the Constellation Orion (Part 1)”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Man Who Fell to Earth” (1976)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Where’s All the Water on Mars? ( this week)

Water Falls on Mars (Newton Crater)

InSight Self-Portrait


Corpus Christi Bay – Hurricane Harvey


Insight Seismometer Photo


“Astronauts” Practice on Earth


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


East, Evening

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Orion (Part  1)

Constellation Orion Skymap

Photo #1 Orion’s Belt

Photo #2 Alnilam & Reflection Nebula (NGC 1990)

Photo #3 Orion’s Belt & Flame Nebula

Photo #4 The Flame Nebula

Photo #5 Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Getting a Glimpse Inside the Moon

Planetary Astronomers Identify Cycle of Spectacular Disturbances at Jupiter’s Equator

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

19 December 2018

Insight’s Seismometer Placed on Martian Surface

20 December 2018

Soyuz MS-09 Returns from ISS

This Week in Space History

1965 December 16

Pioneer 6 Space Weather Observatory is Launched

1981 December 17

Radio Sputniks: RS-3 through RS-8 Launched on a Single Rocket

17 December 1903

Wright Fly Makes First Controlled Flight

1958 December 18

Project Score Transmits Christmas Message From Orbit

21 December 1966

Luna 13 Lands on Moon

21 December 1968

Apollo 8 Orbits the Moon

 Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


Dec. 23

Dec. 24

North Korean Satellite

Dec. 23

Dec. 25

Dec. 26

Dec. 29

Dec. 30


Dec. 23

Dec. 26

Dec. 28