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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!


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
Jerry tells us that they used the scope to capture data on an exoplanet transit observation:

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
We have a lunar eclipse coming: 31 January
Plus some occultations:​m/iota/bstar/bstar.htm

The Event^Horizon 2018/01/19

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

My Thanks to Starstorm for the links tonight​RVA​n_thruster​Atelevision​cexchannel​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:
No, The Meteor Didn’t Cause an Earthquake
The sun, on the other hand, meh. Just one spot.
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:
Look at what the Hubble scope found:
Marty just loves Hubble pictures, well, who doesn’t?

Keep up on the meteor showers here:
There is a Globular cluster with a black hole:
Twistedge also posted these links in the chat room.
Farthest Known Galaxy SPT0615-JD Discovered By NASA’s Hubble:

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

It’s Never Aliens—until It Is
a new Orion fly through from hubble space telescope

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:
One small spot, though:​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)​terplanetary_magnetic_field​/en/help/the-interplanetary-magne​tic-field-imf


The Event^Horizon 2018/01/05

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

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