Skynet 5-11-19 Remember Miss Carolyn KC5OZT 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Miss Carolyn KC5OZT Remembered and the AAVSO”
Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Science Fiction: Double Feature” “Rakka” (2017) and “Prelude to Axanar” (2014)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening

Saying “Goodbye to Miss Carolyn (KC5OZT) and a discussion of her favorite astronomy group “American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)”

Miss Carolyn KC5OZT

Tonight’s topic will be about one of her favorite organizations, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO).

Variable Star Index, VSX.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Journal of the AAVSO.
The AAVSO Data Mining Section — researchers who mine existing data sources to obtain new variable stars and variable star data

Campaigns & Observation Reports — our online Forum for topics related to new or interesting observations

Waz Up?


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

Southwest, Nightfall

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Mike – KG5P

Texas Star Party’s Most Interesting Objects!

Recent Astronomical discoveries

New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit Up the Universe

Star Formation Burst in the Milky Way 2-3 Billion Years Ago

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

SpaceX parachute test: not so great

But rocket lab is doing just fine with their smaller launchers: three satellites launched for the USAF last Sunday

And a new Japanese company, Interstellar Technologies, also launched a sounding rocket last week. The company hopes to reach orbit in 2020.

This Week in Space History

May 5th, 1961: MR-3 (Freedom 7)

May 5th, 2018: Insight launched

May 6th, 1968: Neil Armstrong ejects

Today in science: Neil Armstrong’s close call

May 6th, 1973: Death of Randy Claggett

May 8th, 1994: Last launch of a Scout

May 9th, 2003: Hayabusa\

May 11th, 1949: Cape Canaveral selected for rocket launches

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

May 18

May 20

Tiangong 2

May 15

May 20

OTV 5 (USA 277)

May 13

May 15