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The Event^Horizon 2017/10/20

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

CometWatch 2017/10/18 with Special Guests Rich Kowalski, Jim Scotti and Rik Hill

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

This month, Nick Evetts and Mary McIntyre cover the latest discoveries, what is visible in the night sky, and part 2 with our guests, Jim Scotti of Spacewatch and Rich Kowalski and Rik Hill from the Catalina Sky Survey!

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


AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2017/10/19 Sometimes It’s Hard To Get Rid Of A Bomb!

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Marty &  John tonight

Meanwhile, looking up at the night sky this week:
Wed, Oct 18, 00h Venus 2° S. of Moon
Thu, Oct 19, 18h Uranus at opposition
Thu, Oct 19, 19h NEW MOON
Tue, Oct 24, 12h Saturn 3° S. of Moon
Wed, Oct 25, 02h Moon at apogee
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:

Today, Oct. 18th, solar wind is blowing around Earth with less speed and pressure than previously expected. As a result, NOAA forecasters have lowered the odds of polar geomagnetic storms to only 30%.
Get ready, the sky’s going to be falling:

Japan’s lunar probe discovers moon cave, which may be optimal base for space exploration


Soyuz capsule suffered partial depressurization during April landing

Musk offers more technical details on BFR system


AFM’s Space Pirate Radio! 2017/10/12 Bright Light on Horizon Beckons

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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The Event ^Horizon 2017/10/06

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

My thanks to StarStrom  for the links and joining in with the show this week …..​s/Indicator_of_extraterrestrial_l​ife_999.html​news.php?release=2017-261&rn=news​.xml&rst=6966​ker-complex-domes-on-moon/​/mars-study-yields-clues-to-possi​ble-cradle-of-life​/a-fresh-look-at-older-data-yield​s-a-surprise-near-the-martian-equ​ator​sa-go-back-future-revive-moon-bas​e-plans-decade-ago/​/30/japan-man-on-the-moon-jaxa/​Atelevision​cexchannel​a-may-extend-beam-s-time-on-the-i​nternational-space-station​ccelconf/l90/papers/th454.pdf​bserving/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glan​ce-october-6-14/

AFM’s Space Pirates 2017/10/04 Dust In The Vacuum

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Breaking – bolide over China:

2-4 meter superbolide just fell over southern China!
Wed Oct 4, 2017 12:16 pm (PDT) . Posted by: planetaryscience

Dear all,

Looks like the new CNEOS page has kept much more up to date- just 7 hours ago a bolide traveling 14.6 km/s fell over the northern parts of China’s Yunnan province, near the northern border of Myanmar!

They estimate a radiated energy around 192 gigajoules, the making it the most energetic “impact” in several months after the 2017/06/20 event, and the most energetic “impact” over land in over a year since the 2016/06/27 event over Mauritania!

It’s the middle of the night in China, so unsurprisingly I haven’t been able to find any photos or new sources on it, but expect the news to catch on in a few hours! This is the largest impact over china since the 2000/12/15 event, and will definitely merit attention in one way or another.


4b Re: 2-4 meter superbolide just fell over southern China!
Wed Oct 4, 2017 12:43 pm (PDT) . Posted by: tom6740
Hi Sam,

There is quite a buzz over the Chinese social media about this event. A video can be found here:

The event occurs at about 8 pm local time, and because it was a holiday in China (mid-autumn day of which there is a tradition of moon-gazing) there are a lot of witnesses. There are also reports about ground shaking after the flash.

Unfortunately the area is quite mountainous, so meteorite search would be difficult.


4c Re: 2-4 meter superbolide just fell over southern China!
Wed Oct 4, 2017 4:22 pm (PDT) . Posted by: “drtanuki” drtanuki
List and Sam,
Here is more info on the Dali,Yunnan,China superbolide-

Dirk Ross…Tokyo