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AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2018/01/04 Pirates At Perihelion!

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Here are the links from tonight’s episode with thanks to Dale 🙂

First off, let’s get this out of the way-nothing happening with the sun.

Of course, since the earth is at perihelion, Marty pointed out that we were enjoying a “Super Sun”

Diane mentioned that we also were getting the Quadrantids:​nets/meteors/quadrantids


AFM Space Pirate Radio 2017/12/21 Space Pirates Of The Long Night

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

As for what’s up in the sky for the coming week:
Thu, Dec 21, 16h Solstice
Thu, Dec 21, 21h Saturn in conjunction with Sun
Thu, Dec 21, 21h Ceres stationary
Sat, Dec 23, 03h Mercury stationary
Sun, Dec 24, 06h Pallas stationary
Sun, Dec 24, 13h Neptune 1°.4 N. of Moon
Tue, Dec 26, 09h FIRST QUARTER
Wed, Dec 27, 18h Uranus 5° N. of Moon
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:

Diane talked about visiting a radio telescope while visiting California:

Marty and Diane went on a jog through the Greek alphabet while discussing occultations:​m/iota/bstar/bstar.htm

Marty has a comet report-​urrent.html​/

Diane tells us that the Keck II telescope is getting an upgrade:

Here are some links Twistedge dropped in the chatroom-

Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity:

The Most Precious Bronze Age Artefacts Were Made With Cosmic Materials

Vandals Have Damaged a 115 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprint in Australia

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

AFM_SpacePirateRadio_2017/12/06_Its A Space Pirate Cluster

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The sun’s blank right now. Not even bothering with a link.What’s up in the sky:
Fri, Dec 08, 23h Regulus 0°.7 S. of Moon, Occn.
Sun, Dec 10, 08h LAST QUARTER
Wed, Dec 13, 02h Mercury in inferior conjunction
Wed, Dec 13, 16h Mars 4° S. of Moon
Thu, Dec 14, 14h Jupiter 4° S. of Moon
Thu, Dec 14, 19h Vesta 0°.2 N. of Moon, Occn.
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:


AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2017/11/30 Pirates From Triangulum

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Picked up the show with Marty talking about a Mars picture:

Then talk went on to meteor showers: The Geminids.

Then Diane mentioned


AFM’s Space Pirate Radio! 2017/11/09 Icy With Rum!

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Here are the links from tonight’s program:

The sun is still drawing a blank:
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the sky:
Fri, Nov 10, 21h LAST QUARTER
Sat, Nov 11, 17h Regulus 0°.4 S. of Moon, Occn.
Sun, Nov 12, 15h Mercury 2° N. of Antares
Mon, Nov 13, 06h Venus 0°.3 N. of Jupiter
Wed, Nov 15, 01h Mars 3° S. of Moon
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at: 


AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2017/11/01 False Colour Pirates!

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

There is still something to see in the night sky, though:
Wed, Nov 01, 15h Venus 4° N. of Spica
Fri, Nov 03, 01h Uranus 4° N. of Moon
Sat, Nov 04, 05h FULL MOON
Mon, Nov 06, 00h Moon at perigee
Mon, Nov 06, 03h Aldebaran 0°.8 S. of Moon, Occn.

Deneb is distant and very luminous