SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT - 10:30PM CT
Saturday’s Topic: “The Messier 110!” and “Tour of the Constellation Canis Major”
Net Control: Billye KF5PDS
ANCS: Tom KE5ICX, Brenda WB5OZL, Carolyn KC5OZT, and Kelley K5KTX.
Features: “Mysterious bright spots on Ceres”, “Upcoming launch of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft”, “Sunday's EVA on the ISS” as well as our usual discussion topics!
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, -
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.
Cool Stuff on line this week:
Include Links relating (or not relating to Saturday topics)
What You Can See in the Sky This Evening? Segment
Moon Between Gemini Stars and Procyon on Feb. 28th
Constellation of the Week - Canis Major Segment
Constellation Skymap of Canis Major
Photo #1 Sirius A and Sirius B
Photo #2 NGC-2362 Tau Canis Majoris Cluster
Photo #3 - M41
Photo #4 - NGC-2359 Thor's Helmet Emission Nebula
Photo #5a - NGC-2207 and IC-2163
Photo #5b - NGC-2207 and IC-2163
Astronomical Discoveries Segment
Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time presents a puzzle to researchers: How could something so massive and luminous form so early in the universe, only 900 million years after the Big Bang?
MUSE goes beyond Hubble: Looking deeply into the universe in 3-D
The MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for only 27 hours, the new observations reveal the distances, motions and other properties of far more galaxies than ever before in this tiny piece of the sky. They also go beyond Hubble and reveal previously invisible objects.
Space Exploration Segment
Heavens Above Satellite Passes
March 9th Pass