Skynet 12-14-19 “Apollo 17” & “100 Blinking Lights -Alien Life?” 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Apollo 17” & “How 100 Blinking Lights in the Sky Could Be Evidence for Alien Life – Or Something”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Alpha Incident” (1978)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

4. Discussion Topic of the Evening.
Apollo 17

Apollo 17 Mission Patch

Apollo 17 Crew

Rover Fix

Gene Cernan Test Driving the Rover

Gene Cernan Standing Next to Rover and Flag

Rover Final Resting Place

CM “America” SIM Bay

Huge Boulder with Jack Schmitt

Ron Evans Deep Space EVA

5. Space Exploration and Space History

NASA Report – December 14, 2019


Boeing Starliner FRR:

Starliner on Launch Pad:×576.jpg

Space/NASA History:

In space history this week…

December 9:
Pioneer-Venus 2 Entered Atmosphere of Venus (1978)

December 10:

Webb Letter to President for Lunar Orbit Rendezvous (1992)

End of Hubble First Servicing Mission (1993)

December 11:

Apollo 17 Lunar Module “Challenger” Touched Down on the Suar Surface (1972)

1972: Apollo 17 Lunar Module ‘Challenger’ touched down on the lunar surface, making the last human Moon landing to date. Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt would perform 3 Moon walks over the course of their 75-hour stay on the surface. Thanks to the electric powered Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), they also traveled ~22 miles, venturing as far as 4.6 miles from the Lunar Module.

December 12:
First Oscar Phase 1 Amateur Satellite Launched (1962)

December 14:
WISE Astronomy Satellite Launched (2009)
6. Waz Up?
Gemini Meteor Shower

East, Midmorning

English speakers might like’s Sky Cam for the Geminids, which has no narration:

Orbital Path of 3200 Phaethon
7. Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Month/Topic of the Week
“How 100 Blinking Lights in the Sky Could Be Evidence for Alien Life – Or Something”
8. Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches

Upcoming Rocket Launch List

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

9. Recent Astronomical Discoveries

First Identified COmet to Visit Our Solar System From Another Star
10. Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
All times are “local” (Dallas) time.


Dec. 22

North Korean Satellite

Dec. 15

Dec. 19

Dec. 20

Hubble Space Telescope

Dec. 16

Dec. 17

Dec. 18

Dec. 19


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