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


ddwgsrdxoaepgqgSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

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

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1983)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

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
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97
Landsat_Data_Continuity_Mission_Observatory_testing.jpg/597px
Landsat_Data_Continuity_Mission_Observatory_testing.jpg

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
https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Fire__Case-Studies2018.pdf

A fun, but challenging website

If you want to play with and download some data, check out https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/

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

Hubble: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/stsci-h-p1919a-f-3840×2160.png

Space/NASA History:

In space history this week…

July 29:
1878:
Total Solar Eclipse Observed from Fort Worth, TX
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28039/m1/1/med_res/

1958:
Dwight D. Eisenhower Signs National Aeronautics and Space Act

July 30:
1971:
Apollo 15 Lands on Moon

July 31:

1964:
Ranger 7 Makes Crash Landing on Moon

1969:
Mariner 6 Closest Approach to Mars

2008:
Phoenix Mars Lander Identifies Water in Martian Soil Sample

August 1:
1786:

Caroline Herschel Discovers First comet

August 2:
1971:
David Scott (Apollo 15) Demonstrates Gravity on the Moon

2004:
August 3:
Messenger Spacecraft Launched into Space

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Tonight’s Constellation is Hercules

Photo #1 Constellation Hercules
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67772916_3486448888047936_2727721407428427776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQnpevM__HGKxl36RZKuL_GPbgZPePm6-edTim8ukI4pEPd3wUiKm5HiZXw7ckXxZ1U&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=bb4c1492e174a3cc7d02ff261f980a5e&oe=5DD3CB52

Photo #2 The Great Globular Cluster (M13)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68370400_3486449058047919_463513364505559040_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQm_xnLCKv5LvlgOBgbuwItck83Cl9jwPJW4i0BK_eSeI09for64ppXD0i8FAy4IlhM&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=e89268e2d61cfe95dcacae7bd155ab87&oe=5DA77C22

Photo #3 Globular Cluster (M92)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67420270_3486449248047900_3223956903696531456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQkLaz7mXAwuA8aMPqfNUj-gMRpLSIEhnEsPfvd9DRtb5qs-Qq69uKbIOBZheGq1c9w&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=284a41a7c5b6ff9f3ecf0dd9fbb2522d&oe=5DD85FEF

Photo #4 Abell 2151 (Hercules Galactic Cluster)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67724280_3486449344714557_8826406093929316352_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQlR6eaAvoUwPNhDIGYpXZKmOkT7exBWq5PgMxQa4CJhOLNicY_pMUGt66VvT_qOVWM&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=6efb6dc4d4a6e87bdee2f44f22d92810&oe=5DA1DDF8

Recent Astronomical discoveries

TESS Satellite Uncovers its First Nearby Super-Earth
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190731125430.htm?fbclid=IwAR1VCTvVp3bDBvkOVsqlvtBhs0E5bWuDIppLE_mrfU_9nEJ1JVTbXeBPtsM

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
ISS
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Aug. 5
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58701.1259763553&type=V

Aug. 6
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58702.0916714091&type=V

Aug. 8
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58704.0901610057&type=V

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