SKYNET!!!! 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.
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Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag
The Moon Rocks! Really, This is About Moon Rocks!
Link to video about JSC moon rock storage facility
Image lunar receiving laboratory
Image collecting lunar samples
Image lunar rock
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”
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 Heavens-Above.com
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.
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: