Skynet 3-7-20 “The Curious Case for the North Star” & Constellation Eridanus The River” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “The Curious Case for the North Star” & “Constellation Eridanus the River”

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Discussion Topic of the Evening.

“The Curious Case for the North Star”

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Polaris, The North Star
Space Exploration and Space History

Waz Up?

Southeast, Nightfall

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Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Month/Topic of the Week

Eridanus the River


NGC 1232

NGC 1300

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

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Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

March 6-7

Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 20
Launch time: 0450:30 GMT on 7th (11:50:30 p.m. EST on 6th)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 22nd Dragon spacecraft mission on its 20th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Oct. 15, March 1 and March 2. [March 4]

March 7-8

Soyuz • Falcon Eye 2
Launch time: 0133:28 GMT on 8th (8:33:28 p.m. EST on 7th)
Launch site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana
An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS24, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry the Falcon Eye 2 high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye 2 is the second of two surveillance satellites ordered by the UAE’s military. The Soyuz 2-1a (Soyuz ST-A) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from Oct. 15 and November. Switched from a Vega launcher after the launch failure with the Falcon Eye 1 spacecraft. Delayed from March 6. [March 5]

March 9

Long March 3B • Beidou
Launch time: Approx. 1150 GMT (7:50 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Xichang, China
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch a satellite for the country’s Beidou navigation network toward geostationary orbit. [March 5]
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At this point we should be reaching our 90 minute cut-off point, so NCS can decide whether to cut any of these topics do to lack of time.

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

New Telescope Observations Shed New Light on Black Hole Ejections
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

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LightSail 2

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Mar. 12

Mar. 14

North Korean Satellite

Mar. 9