The Event ^ Horizon 2017/02/24

February 25th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/house-hearing-nasa-needs-stability-except-for-adding-back-lunar-surface-missions

http://www.astronomy.com/news/observe-the-solar-system/2017/02/how-big-is-the-biggest-moon

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-kicks-off-study-to-add-crew-to-first-flight-of-orion-sls-as-progress-continues-to-send

Eagle Spacecraft

Eagle

Zero X

Zero X 2

USS Discovery

dis1_jp

Jupiter 2

J2_Hero_sml

http://www.astronomy.com/magazine/ask-astro/2016/01/spongy-hyperion

http://acp.dc3.com/planner.html

http://www.bisque.com/sc/pages/TheSkyX-Editions.aspx

http://www.diffractionlimited.com/help/maximdl/Basic_Operation.htm

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Space Pirates Radio 2017/02/23 Planet Parenthood

February 23rd, 2017 by Nick Evetts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_satellite_constellation

Juno Will Stay in Current Orbit Around Jupiter

https://in-the-sky.org/jupiter.php

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/02/seven-planets-one-solar-system

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v542/n7642/full/nature21360.html

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Birthday Party

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21459/a-new-crater-on-a-dusty-slope

http://radio.wosu.org/post/memory-john-glenn-astronomy-park-takes-shape

http://www.blastr.com/2017-2-21/redefining-planets-answer-search-question

Zealandia  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39000936

 

http://www.blastr.com/2017-2-21/redefining-planets-answer-search-question

Notes from an Amateur Telescope Maker’s Journal, Part 1

 

 

 

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The Event^Horizon 2017/02/17

February 18th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38985425

http://www.space.com/35713-winston-churchill-discusses-search-for-alien-life.html
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-february-17-25/
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38937141
 https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-february-26
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/black-hole-SagittariusA.html
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/april-2015/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-antimatter
http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/563755-the-case-of-ngc-891-whats-happened/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8396454@N03/32886864876/in/dateposted-public/
http://blog.smu.edu/research/2017/02/13/new-delta-scuti-rare-pulsating-star-7000-light-years-away-is-1-of-only-7-in-milky-way/
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/dawn-discovers-evidence-for-organic-material-on-ceres
The Secret Lives of the Stars -1984 April https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N1_(rocket)#Planned_fifth_launch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nedelin_catastrophe#/media/File:Nedelin_catastrophe.jpg
 Accident
A short circuit in the replaced main sequencer caused the second stage engines, while being tested before launch, to fire inadvertently. This detonated the first-stage fuel tanks directly below, destroying the missile in an enormous explosion. Before attempting refuge, the camera operator had remotely activated automatic cameras set around the launching pad that filmed the explosion in detail. People near the rocket were instantly incinerated; those farther away were burned to death or poisoned by the toxic fuel component vapors. Andrei Sakharov described many details—as soon as the engines were fired, most of the personnel there ran to the perimeter but were trapped inside the security fence and then engulfed in the fireball of burning fuel. The resultant explosion incinerated Nedelin, a top aide, the USSR’s top missile guidance designer, and seventy-one other officers and engineers  Missile designer Mikhail Yangel and test range commanding officer survived only because they had left to smoke a cigarette
Soviet N1 Moon Rocket Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLg1QUq5GQM
China rocket explosion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_EnrVf9u8s
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CometWatch 2017/02/16 with Special Guest Richard “Rik” Hill

February 16th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

January saw the Cometwatch team. Recovering from  a Dickens of a Christmas, Illness and Work Commitments.. So yes we are back with our first show of the New Year with Richard Hill who worked at The Catalina Sky Survey ! Hopefully Mary will be back with us next month

 

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/css/

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/comets.html

 

BAA Comet Section page

BAA Comet Section Visual Observations Page

BAA YouTube Channel

Project Alcock

The Astronomer

The Astronomer  Youtube Channel

The German Comet Group

Seiichi Yoshida’s page

Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia

Comet chasing

International Comet Quarterly

Cometbase

 

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Space Pirates Radio Rollin’ With The Scarabs! 2017/02/15

February 16th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2020Dec14Tgoogle.html
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007PASJ…59..381F
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/02/15/ford-field-lights/97959962/
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacex-launch-complex-39a-kennedy-space-center
http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-wants-this-robot-lander-to-look-for-alien-life-on-europa
http://www.egyptianmyths.net/scarab.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dung_beetle
https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-569
Coordinates for 1SWASP J162117.36+441254.2: R.A. 16 21 17.36 Dec. +44 12 54.1 (2000.0)
https://thespacereporter.com/2017/02/sierra-nevada-proposes-crewed-spacecraft-hubble-repairs/
http://astronomy.com/news/2017/02/potential-hubble-repair-mission
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-observatory-20170212-story.html
https://in-the-sky.org/jupiter.php

http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/

https://www.cam.ac.uk/people/dominic-ford

http://www.blastr.com/2017-2-14/does-earth-have-trojan-horde

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/02/muslim-contributions-to-astronomy

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The Event ^ Horizon 2017/02/10 with Special Guest Pranvera Hyseni of Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo

February 11th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Pran

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/moon-much-older-than-previously-thought/vi-AAmOKIg?ocid=iehp

https://www.facebook.com/Astronomy-Outreach-of-Kosovo-1403858876575289/

https://www.facebook.com/Astronomy-Outreach-of-Kosovo-1403858876575289/?pnref=lhc

 

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