Skynet 1-12-19 The Story of Quantum Mechanics (Part 1): The Nature of Light & Constellation Gemini 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Story of Quantum Mechanics: The Nature of Light (Part 1)”  and “Tour of the Constellation Gemini the Twin”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Presenter: Mike KG5P

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Star Trek Continues: Fairest of Them All” (2008)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Story of Quantum Mechanics: The Nature of Light (Part 1)

Greek Philosophers

Newton’s Particle Theory of Light


Interference Patterns

Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Waves

Maxwell’s Field Equations

Maxwell’s Speed of Light

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

Southwest, Nightfall

Size Comparison Between Earth and Mars

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Gemini the Twin

Constellation Gemini Skymap

Photo #1 Open Clusters (M35 and NGC 2158)

Photo #2 Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

Photo #3 Jellyfish Nebula & Sharpless 248

Photo #4 Medusa Nebula


Photo #5 Dual Lobed Planetary Nebula (NGC 2371 & 2372)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Cosmic Telescope Zooms in on the Beginning of Time

X-Ray Puulse Detected Near Event Horizon as Black Hole Devours Star

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

Hubble’s WFC3 is still in trouble

This Week in Space History

1607 January 07

Galileo Discovers Jupiter’s Four Largest Moons

1968 January 7

Surveyor 7 Launched

1998 January 7

Lunar Prospector Launched

Lunar Thorium Concentrations

Lunar Prospector in Clean Room

1973 January 8

Luna 21 Mission to land on Moon and Deploy Second Soviet Lunar Rover

Rover Mockup

Rover Artist’s Concept 

2001 January 9

Shenzhou 2 Launched

1969 January 10

Venera 6 Launched to Venus

1787 January 11

Oberon Discovered

Moon Titania

Moon Oberon

1820 January 12

Royal Astronomical Society Founded

2005 January 12

Deep Impact Launched

 Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


Jan. 16

Jan. 20


Jan. 15

Jan. 18