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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  and what is visible, Neil has laryngitis and will be back for part 2 with  our guests! This month we  are joined by Jim Scotti of Spacewatch. Rich Kowalski and Rik Hill from the Catalina Sky Survey!

https://spacewatch.lpl.arizona.edu/

https://catalina.lpl.arizona.edu/

https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/

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

https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/jimscotti.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

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

https://scitechdaily.com/nasa-scientists-detect-first-light-from-a-gravitational-wave-event/

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:  http://asa.usno.navy.mil/

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2017/18oct17/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=43hedcukjfloj0pgolha3vf226

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:

https://www.sciencealert.com/china-s-first-space-station-is-going-to-come-crashing-down-within-months

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-weather-on-saturn-s-moon-titan-is-even-more-extreme-and-earth-like-than-we-thought

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-team-finds-noxious-ice-cloud-on-saturns-moon-titan

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-earth-buddy-asteroid-space-junk.html

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

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6972&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NASAJPL&utm_content=daily20171011-2

https://www.cnet.com/news/watch-asteroid-2012-tc4-buzz-earth-october-12/

https://theskylive.com/2012tc4-tracker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_7

https://www.cnet.com/news/watch-asteroid-2012-tc4-buzz-earth-october-12/

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/11/16453478/haumea-dwarf-planet-ring-formation-occultation

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-017-0257-3

https ://www.space.com/38397-proxima-centauri-planet-could-be-green.html

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/another-chance-to-put-your-name-on-mars

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

https://scitechdaily.com/vlti-views-the-largest-yellow-hypergiant-ever-discovered-v766-cen/

 

 

 

 

 

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.

~Sam

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: http://weibo.com/tv/v/FoR0Lbl7Y?fid=1034:a827d14877a01e2e02f9b2c4bb9a2454

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.

Cheers,
Quan-Zhi

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-
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2017/10/breaking-news-yunnan-china-superbolide.html

Dirk Ross…Tokyo

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2017/04oct17/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=93kmn3cjh34milln4vslom4dr7

https://www.glaac.org
http://asa.usno.navy.mil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_1

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/10/final-image-of-comet-67p

https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-find-five-new-pairs-of-merging-supermassive-black-holes/

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/10/2017-nobel-prize

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20170927

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/10/tmt-gets-green-light

https://scitechdaily.com/evidence-of-significant-hydration-near-the-martian-equator/

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6960

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/dawn-mission-celebrates-10-years-in-space

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6963

 

 

The Event ^Horizon 2017/09/29

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Thank you Star Storm for  taking part with us this week and getting us the links

Did anyone record the Event ^ Horizon last week , the reason I ask is that the Archive Copy was damaged and we would love to have a copy of the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=​E4FY894HyF8

Star Storm says this is the Anastasia from Dan Dare made fact  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK3cQFnU8AAG5Ui.jpg:large

 https://www.youtube.com/user/NAS​Atelevision
 https://www.youtube.com/user/spa​cexchannel
 https://www.youtube.com/user/ESA
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-ru​ssia-moon-joint-lunar-station.htm​l
https://tctechcrunch2011.files.w​ordpress.com/2016/09/screen-shot-​2016-09-27-at-5-04-34-pm.png
 http://104.131.251.97/wp-content​/uploads/2015/09/7875012_orig-512​x305.jpg
http://hubblesite.org/news_relea​se/news/2017-40
https://scitechdaily.com/hubble-​telescope-views-the-farthest-acti​ve-inbound-comet-yet-seen-comet-k​2/
 http://www.skyandtelescope.com/o​bserving/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glan​ce-september-29-october-7/
https://astronomynow.com/2017/09​/17/venus-mysterious-night-side-r​evealed/

Comet Watch 2017/09/27 With Special Guest Christina Feliciano

Friday, September 29th, 2017

This Month Nick Evetts, Mary  McIntyre and Neil Norman talk about the  latest discoveries and current Comets and Welcome our Guest  Christina Feliciano.

 

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