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The Event^Horizon 2018/01/26

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
My Thanks to Starstorm for the links right up to when chat crashed . My Thanks to Rob for fixing the website so we can post the show notes and apologies for the Skype Comedy of errors towards the end of the show!

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AFM’s Space Pirates 2018/01/25 The Other Hubbell

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Tonight’s links are:
We interviewed Jerry Hubbell from Explore Scientific about the Mark Slade Remote
Observatory:
https://www.raclub.org
https://www.raclub.org/v3/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MSRO2.jpg
https://www.raclub.org/msro/
https://www.facebook.com/remotetelescope/
Jerry tells us that they used the scope to capture data on an exoplanet transit observation:
http://var2.astro.cz/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1515202863

165mm f/7 FPL-53 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor

Jerry and Martin took courses at AAVSO to get ready for the exoplanet observing
https://www.aavso.org
We have a lunar eclipse coming: 31 January
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/january-lunar-eclipse/
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-january-31
Plus some occultations:
http://www.lunar-occultations.co​m/iota/bstar/bstar.htm

The Event^Horizon 2018/01/19

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

My Thanks to Starstorm for the links tonight

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NE​RVA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Io​n_thruster

 http://www.spacex.com/mars
https://www.youtube.com/user/NAS​Atelevision
https://www.youtube.com/user/spa​cexchannel
https://www.youtube.com/user/ESA

https://www.amsmeteors.org/2018/​01/meteor-activity-outlook-for-ja​nuary-13-19-2018/

AFM’s Space Pirates 2018/01/18 Did Pirates Cannon Salute MI

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s bird, it’s a plane, It’s a bolide!
Here are tonight’s show links:
The big news tonight is the bolide that flew over lower Michigan:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan-meteor-sighting-what-exactly-is-a-bolide-where-
did-debris-land-
No, The Meteor Didn’t Cause an Earthquake

https://sciencealert.com/january-2018-michigan-bolide-fireball-richter-scale-recording
http://www.vofoundation.org/blog/great-2018-michigan-fireball/
The sun, on the other hand, meh. Just one spot.
http://www.spaceweather.com
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/17jan18/hmi1898.gif?
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_sunspots_1024.jpg
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/eit_284/512/
And when meteors are aren’t exploding over head, there are other things to see in the night sky:
Wed, Jan 17, 02h NEW MOON
Sat, Jan 20, 20h Neptune 1°.6 N. of Moon
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
Look at what the Hubble scope found:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/hubble-finds-substellar-objects-in-the-orion-nebula
Marty just loves Hubble pictures, well, who doesn’t?

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2018/hubble-weighs-in-on-mass-of-three-million-billion-suns

Keep up on the meteor showers here:
https://www.amsmeteors.org/2018/01/meteor-activity-outlook-for-january-13-19-2018/
There is a Globular cluster with a black hole:
https://scitechdaily.com/muse-instrument-reveals-a-black-hole-hiding-in-star-cluster-ngc-3201/
Twistedge also posted these links in the chat room.
Farthest Known Galaxy SPT0615-JD Discovered By NASA’s Hubble:

https://www.inquisitr.com/4736938/farthest-known-galaxy-spt0615-jd-discovered-by-nasas-

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image
https://sciencealert.com/the-universe-in-one-image-logarithmic-artwork-pablo-carlos-budassi

It’s Never Aliens—until It Is
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-never-aliens-until-it-is/
a new Orion fly through from hubble space telescope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07dve0EnUX8
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA22089

AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2018/01/11 Eating Jupiter With A Zuma Chaser

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Here are tonight’s links:
The sun is slip-sliding into a deep solar minimum, apparently:
http://www.spaceweather.com
One small spot, though:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/10jan18/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=sfb7mlk8v12heqfho6bk7tc624
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_​sunspots_1024.jpg
Followed by some talk about the sun’s anticipated magnetic field flip (to start the next cycle)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In​terplanetary_magnetic_field
https://www.spaceweatherlive.com​/en/help/the-interplanetary-magne​tic-field-imf

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The Event^Horizon 2018/01/05

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

My thanks to Starstorm for joining in and getting the Maths and Links

https://www.flickr.com/photos/83​96454@N03/39528418921/in/datepost​ed-public/

The formula for the velocity of an object at some distance r from the Sun is:

v = sqrt[GM*(2/r – 1/a)]

Where G is the universal gravitational constant, M is the mass of the Sun, and a is the planet’s semimajor axis.

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