Skynet 1-5-19 China and the Moon Missions & Constellation Lepus 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What’s Up with China and the Moon Missions?” and “Tour of the Constellation Lepus the Hare”

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Destination Space” (1959)
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

What’s Up with China and the Moon Missions? (From a BBC Article)

Image of Chinese Rover Rolling off the Lander

Lunar Surface Crater

Moon Landing Locations, Now with Far Side Chang’e-4 on Far Side

Mock-up on CHang’e-4 Lander and Rover

Queqiao Relay Satellite

Chinese Astronauts on the Moon

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

Jan. 6th Solar Eclipse Path (GSFC)
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Lepus the Hare

Variable R Lep a

Variable R Lep b

Variable Lep R ab

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Dark Matter on the Move

Juno Mission Capture Images of Volcanic Plums on Io

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

Chinese Rover on Far Side of the Moon

Ultima Thule Flyby

This Week in Space History

1801 January 1

First Asteroid Discovered

Haulani Crater

Ernutet Crater

1961 January 1

NASA Women Astronaut Trainees (Picture from 1995)

Jerry Cobb and Mercury Capsule

1920 January 2
Birth of Isaac Asimov

1959 January 2
Luna 1 Flyby of Moon

1999 January 3
Launch of Mars Polar Lander

2004 January 3
Spirit Rover Land on Mars

1969 January  5
Launch of Venera 5

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Jan. 13

Tiangong 2

Jan. 6

Hubble Space Telescope

Jan. 9