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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The Space Pirates….Space Pirates On Border Patrol

February 9th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Sidd Bikkannavar
6 February at 00:23 ·
Sorry for the absence. On my way home to the US last weekend, I was detained by Homeland Security and held with others who were stranded under the Muslim ban. CBP officers seized my phone and wouldn’t release me until I gave my access PIN for them to copy the data. I initially refused, since it’s a JPL-issued phone (Jet Propulsion Lab property) and I must protect access. Just to be clear – I’m a US-born citizen and NASA engineer, traveling with a valid US passport. Once they took both my phone and the access PIN, they returned me to the holding area with the cots and other sleeping detainees until they finished copying my data.
I’m back home, and JPL has been running forensics on the phone to determine what CBP/Homeland Security might have taken, or whether they installed anything on the device. I’ve also been working with JPL legal counsel. I removed my Facebook page until I was sure this account wasn’t also compromised by the intrusion into my phone and connected apps. I hope no one was worried. JPL issued me a new phone and new phone number, which I’ll give out soon.

Pranvera Hyseni of Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Texas Star Party as well as attend several astronomy and other scientific events here in the US, but her visa was denied. She posted the following video thanking her colleagues and fans for their support. https://www.facebook.com/pranvera.hyseni.9/videos/1347456821941455/

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/08/a-full-moon-lunar-eclipse-and-comet-all-in-one-night-heres-how-to-watch-it-friday/?utm_term=.afaefe1ea5b1

Green Comet Makes Close Earth Flyby

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/7/14538872/tornado-nasa-michoud-new-orleans-louisiana

https://www.cnet.com/news/fireball-police-dash-cam-american-meteor-society/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/08/a-full-moon-lunar-eclipse-and-comet-all-in-one-night-heres-how-to-watch-it-friday/?utm_term=.6bec449fd60f

Friday Night’s Deep Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Green Comet Makes Close Earth Flyby

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6712

https://www.abqjournal.com/942037/astronomy-club-equipment-stolen.html

https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-plans-to-launch-a-rocket-every-2-to-3-weeks/

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasas-curiosity-rover-sharpens-paradox-of-ancient-mars

https://www.cnet.com/news/fireball-police-dash-cam-american-meteor-society/

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/the-first-fire/515427/

http://shallowsky.com/blog/science/astro/venus-brightest.html

Best Evidence Yet for an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

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The Space Pirates…… Marty Breaks Into Song

February 9th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

http://www.spaceweather.com/

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/%E2%80%8Bdata/realtime-images.html

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

http://www.eclipse2017.org/xavier_redirect.htm

https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-566

http://www.businessinsider.com/ancient-continents-crystals-plate-tectonics-2017-1

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cassini-spacecraft-images-saturn-rings-1.3961786

http://www.popsci.com/cassini-photos-saturn-rings

http://cometchasing.skyhound.com/

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/space-flight-history/spaceflight-heritage-legacy-sts-107/

http://gizmodo.com/how-astronauts-brains-are-changed-by-spaceflight-1791870482

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/how-stressful-will-a-trip-to-mars-be-on-the-human-body-we-now-have-a-peek-into-what-the-nasa

SPACE JEWELRY FOR VALENTINE’S DAY http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

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