Skynet 8-3-19 Landsat: A Better Sense of Where We Are 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “Landsat: A Better Sense of Where We Are” & “Constellation Hercules” 9PM CT

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Discussion topic of the evening.

Landsat: A Better Sense of Where We Are

Index Chart GTS India-1

Landsat 1, 2, and 3
1972, 1975, 1978

Landsat 4 and 5
1982, 1984

Landsat 6

Landsat 7

Landsat 8

Landsat 9 expected in 2023 (or perhaps late 2020?)

A few more details about program history can be found here:

Landsat Program: Satellite Imagery Data and Bands

An extreme example: the shrinking of the Aral Sea between 1989 and 2014

A short case study

Click to access Fire__Case-Studies2018.pdf

A fun, but challenging website

If you want to play with and download some data, check out

Waz Up?

Chaz has the latest on what you can see in the sky this week as well as celestial viewing tips.
Check the video stream for photos and charts.

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News


Space/NASA History:

In space history this week…

July 29:
Total Solar Eclipse Observed from Fort Worth, TX

Dwight D. Eisenhower Signs National Aeronautics and Space Act

July 30:
Apollo 15 Lands on Moon

July 31:

Ranger 7 Makes Crash Landing on Moon

Mariner 6 Closest Approach to Mars

Phoenix Mars Lander Identifies Water in Martian Soil Sample×391.jpg

August 1:

Caroline Herschel Discovers First comet,_1786.jpg

August 2:
David Scott (Apollo 15) Demonstrates Gravity on the Moon

August 3:
Messenger Spacecraft Launched into Space

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Tonight’s Constellation is Hercules

Photo #1 Constellation Hercules

Photo #2 The Great Globular Cluster (M13)

Photo #3 Globular Cluster (M92)

Photo #4 Abell 2151 (Hercules Galactic Cluster)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

TESS Satellite Uncovers its First Nearby Super-Earth

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Aug. 5

Aug. 6

Aug. 8