Skynet 7-13-19 Moon Rocks! & Constellation Lyra 9PM CT

Full Moon Jan5, 2004SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Moon Rocks!” & Constellation Lyra

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Red Planet Mars” (1952)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247. Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

The Moon Rocks! Really, This is About Moon Rocks!

Moon Rocks!

Link to video about JSC moon rock storage facility

Image lunar receiving laboratory

Image collecting lunar samples

Image lunar rock

Waz Up?

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

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Photo #1 Constellation Lyra with Messier and Star Callouts

Photo #2 Constellation Key

Photo #3 Ring Nebula (M57)

Photo #4 Globular Cluster (M56)

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

Moon-Forming Disk Discovered Around Distant Planet

Alternating Currents Cause Jupiter’s Aurora

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

Voyager turns off a heater “A new plan for keeping nasa’s oldest explorers going”

hayabusa 2 pictures

This Week in Space History

July 7th, 1907: Birth of Jubal Harshaw, I mean, Lazarus Long, I mean…Robert A Heinlein

July 7th, 1988: Phobos 1
July 12th, 1988: Phobos 2

July 8th, 1992: Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impacts Jupiter

July 7th, 2003: Opportunity

July 9th, 1962: Starfish Prime

July 10th, 1962: Telstar 1

July 11th, 1979: Skylab falls on Australia, NASA fined for littering

July 13th, 1957: Proceed to the nearest exit…the end of Navaho

July 13th, 1969: USSR looses the moon race, again: Luna 15

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

New Features at

The main page has additional links now which allow you to locate just about anything in the sky or in space – not just satellites – stars, planets, and even deep space spacecraft and their relative positions.

Interactive Sky Chart with PDF Option

The sky chart will give you the magnitude, spectral type, range in light years, right ascension, declination Altitude in from the horizon and location in the sky. You can enter the year, month hour and day of the month. The ISC will also show you the locations of any planets relative to all constellations.

Annual Solar Eclipses

Solar Eclipses are listed by year. We have, on average 8 of them each year. Each is listed by their location, duration, type (partial, annual, total or Hybrid), local details (if in your geographic location), Interactive Map projecting the total path on a map, and animation projected on an earth sphere.

Planet and Sun locations in the sky and projected locations in the sky. When planet rises or falls along the horizon.

Moon phases by date, location in the sky by day/night, RA – Declination and constellation its currently in.
Solar System

This shows the relative positions of the planets in their orbits as viewed “from above.” It includes the distance of each planet from the sun and from earth.


Many comets travel toward the sun and can be observed from earth. This chart includes the name/designation of each comment, relative brightness, what constellation it appears in and its angular separation from the sun. Currently C/2018 R33 Lemmon and C/2018 W3 Africano are viewable in the constellation Lynx and Camelopardalis respectively.


This chart gives the locations of the 16 brightest/largest asteroids and their locations in the sky.

Other features you may have missed is the group forum, What time is it? (UTC conversion), FAQ’s, ISS interactive 3D rendering, a 3d rendering of the controversial Starlink satellites location in orbit, and the android app download.

Amateur Radio Satellites – All Passes

All satellites in orbit, their uplink/downlink frequencies, country of origin, satellite details (orbit, brightness, launch date, and launch vehicle type).

All of this is free to the user, however you can donate to the site. It is primarily funded by advertising, you can make a donation of appreciation which will go to improving the site. They accept PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover Card.

Now onto the satellite passes for this week:


July 16

July 17

July 18

July 19

Tiangong 2

July 22