Skynet 3-30-19 Great Astronomy Book Series: Turn Left at Orion & Constellation Leo Minor 9PM CT

orion-2SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: The Great Astronomy Book Series: “Turn Left at Orion”

Kelley K5KTX

Net Control: Chaz KF5JHA

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Discussion topic of the evening

Discussion topic of the evening.

Kelley K5KTX

The Great Astronomy Book Series: “Turn Left at Orion”

Dan Davis

Bro. Guy Consolmagno

Amazon Link for “Turn Left at Orion”

Waz Up?


Chaz covers:
Moon Phases
Constellation and Navigation Tips and Factoids
Sunrise and Sunset Features
Q and A

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Leo Minor

Photo #1 Hanny’s Voorwerp

Photo #2 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3432)

Photo #3 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC-3344)

Photo #4 Intermediate Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3486)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Brenda WB5OZL

Saturn’s Rings Coat Tiner Moons

Rivers Raged on Mars Late into its History

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

India has shot down a satellite in space, creating a serious debirs hazard

Baseball in space!
NASA celebrates Opening Day 2019

NASA has been interested in baseball from space since at least 2015

Mars may have more and more active groundwater than previously thought

Space-Related Birthdays

March 25th, 1928: Birth of James Arthur Jr ‘Shaky’ Lovell

This Week in Space History

March 24th, 1961: Mercury MR-BD

March 25th, 1655: Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan

1971 March 26: NASA and the USAF review design proposals, confirming the selection of an aluminum structure for the Space Shuttle

March 27th, 1968: Death of Yuri Gagarin

March 27th, 1969: Launch of Mariner 7

March 27, 1972: Launch of Venera 8

March 29th, 1807: What, another one? Olbers discovers Vesta

March 29th, 1974: Mariner 10 flies by Mercury for the first time

March 30th, 2017: First re-use of a rocket booster

Visible Satellite Passes


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