Skynet 2-2-19 Space Disasters & Constellation Canis Major 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Space Disasters”  and “Tour of the Constellation Canis Major”

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: Battle of the Worlds (1961)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

 Space Exploration Disasters: Part 1, Remembering Space Disasters

This week (would have) marked NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance

Valentin Bondarenko

Theodore Freeman

Elliot See

Charles Bassett

Virgil “Gus” Grissom

Ed White

Roger B. Chaffee

Vladimir Komarov

Michael J. Adams

Clifton C. Williams

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.

Georgy Dobrovolsky

Viktor Patsayev

Vladislav Volkov

Gregory Jarvis

Christa McAuliffe

Ronald McNair

Ellison Onizuka

Judith Resnik

Michael J. Smith

Dick Scobee

Sergei Vozovikov

Rick D. Husband

William C. McCool

Michael P. Anderson

David M. Brown

Kalpana Chawla

Laurel Clark

Ilan Ramon

Jules F. Mier, Jr

Charles Krenek

Michael Alsbury

Valentin Bondarenko

Apollo 1

Soyuz 1

Soyuz 11



“Waz Up?” (What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?)

Cosmos 2227 Keplers

Southeast, One Hour Before Sunrise

February New Moon

Big Dipper Asterism

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Tonight’s Constellation is Canis Major

Constellation Canis Major

Photo #1 Sirius A and Sirius B

Photo #2 Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (NGC 2362)

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M41/NGC 2287)

Photo #4 Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359)

Photo #5a Pair of Colliding Spiral Galaxies (NGC 2207 & IC 2163)

Photo #5b Pair Colliding Galaxies (NGC 2207 & IC 2163)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Missing-link in Planet Evolution Found

Hubble Fortuitously Discovers a New Galaxy in the Cosmic Neighborhood

Space Exploration and Space History

This Week in Space History

1967 January 27: Apollo 204 (Apollo 1) Fire

1986 January 28: Challenger (STS-51-L) Disaster

1964 January 29: Saturn-SA 5 Development Launch.

1967 January 31: Funeral services for the Apollo 1 crew.

1964 January 30: Launch of Ranger 6

1971 January 31: Launch of Apollo 14.

1939 January 31: Birth of Mary Wallace ‘Wally’ Funk.

1961 January 31: Monkeys in outer space!

1966 January 31: Launch of Luna 9.

1958 February 1: Launch of Explorer 1.

2003 February 1: Columbia Disaster.

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Tiangong 2

Feb. 5

Hubble Space Telescope

Feb. 3

Feb. 4


Feb. 3

Feb. 6

Feb. 11