SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT
Saturday’s Topic: “Pioneers of Radio Astronomy” & “The Transit of Mercury”
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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: November’s Crappy TV Pilots Month: “The Solarnauts” (1967)
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Discussion Topic of the Evening.
Pioneers of Radio Astronomy
Wiki on Grote Reber
John Kraus, W8JK
Ohio State “Big Ear”
Large Horn Antenna
VLBA Radio Astronomy
Space Exploration and Space History
Insight Continues Digging on Mars
Live Coverage of CST-100 Starliner Pad Abort Test (Monday, Nov. 4th 8 AM CST)
In space history this week…
October 29, 1998:
Space Shuttle STS-95 Launches with John Glenn on Board
October 30, 1964:
Joseph Albert Walker Flies LLRV
1936: JPL Conducts First Liquid Fueled Rocket Test
November 2, 2000:
Expedition 1 Crew Docks with ISS
East, November Mid-Evening
The Transit of Mercury! Don’t miss this one. Next will occur Nov 13 2032.
Here is a link to a method for determining the distance from the Earth to the Sun using data obtained from the transit of Mercury.
Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches
Space Flight Now Launch Schedule
NovemberKuaizhou 1A • KL-Alpha
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Jiuquan, China
A Chinese Kuaizhou 1A rocket will launch two small satellites known only by the name KL-Alpha. The purpose of the satellites has not been disclosed. [Oct. 29]
Nov. 11Falcon 9 • Starlink 1
Launch time: Approx. 1500 GMT (10 a.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the second batch of approximately 60 satellites for
Recent Astronomical Discoveries
Scientists May Have Discovered a Whole New Class of Black Holes
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
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