AFM MeteorWatch : Alpha Capricornids

July 2nd, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Alpha Capricornids

Active from July 11th to August 10th

The Alpha Capricornids are active from July 11 through August with a “plateau-like” maximum centered on July 29. This shower is not very strong and rarely produces in excess of five shower members per hour. What is notable about this shower is the number of bright fireballs produced during its activity period. This shower is seen equally well on either side of the equator.

Radiant: 20:28 -10.2° – ZHR: 5 – Velocity: 15 miles/sec (slow – 24km/sec) – Parent Object:169P/NEAT

 

Meteor Shower Calendar

https://www.meteorshowers.org/#iau-1

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The Event Horizon 2017/06/30

July 1st, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Thank you Starstorm  for tonights links !

https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets​/img/latest/latest_1024_0171.jpg

 http://www.neoshield.eu/
 http://earthsky.org/space/intern​ational-asteroid-day-june-30
http://spacenews.com/spacex-drag​on-spacecraft-returns-to-earth-fr​om-the-international-space-statio​n/
http://www.marssociety.org/home/​about/mars-direct/
https://scitechdaily.com/hidden-​dimensions-could-influence-gravit​ational-waves/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eu​ropa_Clipper
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pag​es/juno/main/index.html
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/miss​ion/saturn-tour/where-is-cassini-​now/
Next major shower peak
Southern delta Aquariids
The Delta Aquariids are another strong shower best seen from the southern tropics. North of the equator the radiant is located lower in the southern sky and therefore rates are less than seen from further south. These meteors produce good rates for a week centered on the night of maximum. These are…
Peak Night: July 29-30th.
The moon will be 54% of full.
http://earthsky.org/?p=165416
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Space Pirates 2017/06/28, Happy Tapioca Tau Day & Pirates Clean House

June 30th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Ok! No Live Pirates next week; Due to the 4th of July being a Tuesday .

Asteroid Day – Home

http://www.spaceweather.com/

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/dow​nloadables

 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/solar-system-survey-casts-doubt-on-mysterious-ldquo-planet-nine-rdquo/

https://www.space.com/37338-spac​ex-falcon9-launch-july-2-announce​ment.html

https://scitechdaily.com/orbital-motion-discovered-pair-supermassive-black-holes/

https://www.sciencealert.com/jumping-spiders-can-see-the-moon

http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1726a/

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/james-webb-space-telescope-arrives-at-nasa-s-johnson-space-center

Skyguide Nick’s Lunar Image taken from Cohoes NY  during the Show(this Image © Nick Evetts and The Albert George Childs Observatory)

IMG_2974

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Space Pirates Radio 2017/06/21. Captain Mar-tay’s Spaced Rum

June 23rd, 2017 by Nick Evetts

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

https://www.vox.com/videos/2017/6/21/15843570/astronomy-stonehenge-solstice

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

http://asa.usno.navy.mil/

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/low-mass-stars-born-pairs-04965.html

https://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-584

Kepler’s Final Crop of Promising Exoplanet Discoveries

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/06/arizona-wildfires-threaten-observatories

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-mars-orbiter-views-rover-climbing-mount-sharp

Mars Profiler: Which Side Is Visible?

 

Find Jupiter’s Moons – Javascript Tool and App

Transit Times of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

 

 

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/06/15/chinese-astronomy-satellite-placed-into-orbit-by-long-march-rocket/

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/world/india-s-first-astronomy-resort-in-rajasthan-is-every-stargazer-s-dream-come-true-324320.html

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-brain-cells-similar-to-the-universe-Is-it-just-a-coincidence-or-is-there-any-significance-in-this-similarity

 

https://phys.org/news/2014-09-alcohol-clouds-space.html

 

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CometWatch 2017/06/18 Comets Asteroids and Meteors with Northholt Astro and NEMETODE

June 18th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

This Month Nick Evetts, Mary McIntyre and Neil Norman talk about the discoveries and current Comets and Welcome our Guests , William Stewart of NEMETODE and  Guy Wells & Daniel Bamberger of Northolt Astro  and we discuss Comets and the Meteor Streams they are connected to and Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day – Home

https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/51/3/3.6/224632/The-association-between-meteor-showers-and-comets

International Meteor Organization

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0021916978901447

https://www.britastro.org/radio/projects/BRAMS_Meteor_Radar.pdf

NEMETODE    

The British Astronomical Association Meteor Section

Society for Popular Astronomy – SPA Meteor Section

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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The Event ^Horizon 2017/06/16

June 17th, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Great Job Starstorm with the links and always great that your Joining in on the Air.

Starstorm and I will be absent next week as she Graduates  next Saturday Morning !

http://www.skyatnightmagazine.co​m/news/star-map-astronomy-noctilu​cent-clouds

Saturn  https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/351​843789628166702/

Saturn https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/351​843789628166698/

http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/5​37

https://public.nrao.edu/news/201​7-alma-serp/#PRimage0

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-​environment-40294795

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qu​antum_entanglement

Moon Image https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/351​843789628167228/

https://www.aavso.org/aavso-aler​t-notice-582

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ori​on-kicks-off-summer-with-series-o​f-safety-tests

https://www.scientificamerican.c​om/article/china-shatters-ldquo-s​pooky-action-at-a-distance-rdquo-​record-preps-for-quantum-internet​/

http://www2.lpod.org/wiki/June_1​6,_2017

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