Skynet 2-1-20 “Finding Life in the Universe” & “Constellation Taurus the Bull” 9PM CT

1350_drank-equation1280SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Finding Life in the Universe” & “Constellation Taurus the Bull”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Curse of the Mayans” (2017)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Ellen Stofan

Opportunity on Mars

Milky Way Galaxy Kepler Search

Next Mars Rover


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Exoplanet Direct Imaging

Claire Webb
Space Exploration and Space History

Monday 27

1829: Isaac Roberts born, pioneer astrophotographer

1951: Beatrice Tinsley born (Astronomer and Cosmologist)

1967: Apollo 1 astronauts Grissom, White, and Chaffee die in cockpit fire on launch pad during test

Tuesday, 28th

1611: Johannes Hevelius born

1986: Space Shuttle Challenger explodes, 7 astronauts die

Wednesday 29th

1964: SA-5 launched, first Saturn I Block 2 rocket

1989: Phobos 2 enters orbit around Mars

Thursday 30th

1964: Ranger 6 launched

Friday, 31st

1958: Explorer 1 launched

1961: Mercury Redstone 2 suborbital flight with chimpanzee Ham

1966: Luna 9 launched

1971: Apollo 14 launched

1985: ESA approves the Columbus program

1956: Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) established

1960: First Titan I launch

2003: Space shuttle Columbia destroyed during reentry; 7 astronauts die

Waz Up?

Chaz – then and now!

Skynet – In 4D

Skynet is 8 Years Old!

KF5JHA’s License

First Skynet Script
First Skynet Recording!

Skynet Double Meaning

Sunset #1

Sunset #2

Sunset #3

Cross Corners, Vernal equinox

Moon Phases – Ephemeris Table

Taurus the Bull – Moons Location

Where to find Canopus

Where is Venus and Mercury this Week?

TAS Saturday Observing Sessions

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Month

Taurus the Bull

Constellation Map

Pleiades (M45)

Crab Nebula (M1)

Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches

Upcoming Rocket Launch List

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

Feb. 6
Soyuz • OneWeb 2
Launch time: 2142 GMT (4:42 p.m. EST)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 34 satellites into orbit for OneWeb, which is developing a constellation of hundreds of satellites in low Earth orbit for low-latency broadband communications. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from Nov. 20, Dec. 19, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30. [Jan. 26]

NET Feb. 9
Soyuz • Meridian M
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
A Russian government Soyuz rocket with a Fregat upper stage will launch a Meridian M communications satellite for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Soyuz rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. Delayed from Jan. 24. [Jan. 26]

Feb. 9
Antares • NG-13
Launch time: 2239 GMT (5:39 p.m. EST)
Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the 14th Cygnus cargo freighter on the 13th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-13. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230 configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. Moved forward from April 20. Delayed from Feb. 7. [Jan. 10]

Feb. 9/10
Atlas 5 • Solar Orbiter
Launch time: 0403-0603 GMT on 10th (11:03 p.m.-1:03 a.m. EST on 9th/10th)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-087, will launch the Solar Orbiter spacecraft for NASA and the European Space Agency. Built by Airbus Defense and Space, Solar Orbiter, or SolO, will travel inside the orbit of Mercury to study how the sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the vast bubble of charged particles blown by the solar wind into the interstellar medium. The rocket will fly in the 411 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Feb. 5 and Feb. 7. [Jan. 31]

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the fifth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 4. Delayed from January. [Jan. 21]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries
Space Super-Storm Likelihood Estimated from Longest Period of Magnetic Field Observations

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

All times are “local” (Dallas) time.


Feb. 7

Feb. 8

North Korean Satellite

Feb. 4

Feb. 5

Feb. 8


Feb. 4

Feb. 5

Feb. 7


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