Skynet 11-2-19 “Pioneers of Radio Astronomy” & “The Transit of Mercury” 9PM CT

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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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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Pioneers of Radio Astronomy

Very Large Array Telescope

Karl Jansky

Janksy Radio Telescope

Wiki on Grote Reber

Green Banks Radio Telescope

Grote Antenna Array

Grote Reber

John Kraus, W8JK

Ohio State “Big Ear”

Large Horn Antenna

Martin Ryle

Antony Hewish

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)
Space/NASA History:
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
October 31:
1936: JPL Conducts First Liquid Fueled Rocket Test
November 2, 2000:
Expedition 1 Crew Docks with ISS
Waz Up?
East, November Mid-Evening

Southwest, Nov. 2, 2019

Eliot Herman Taurid Photo 2016
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Month/Topic of the Week

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

Upcoming Rocket Launch List

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

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.
All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

North Korean Satellite

Nov. 5th

Nov. 9th

Hubble Space Telescope

Nov. 3rd


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