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The Event^Horizon 2018/05/18

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Thank you Starstorm for the links this week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=​L3ymBk6Vb04

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz​​/resources/1274-revitalising-maor​​i-astronomy
http://www.seasky.org/constellat​ions/constellations-may.html
 https://www.youtube.com/user/spa​cexchannel
 https://www.youtube.com/user/NAS​Atelevision
 https://www.youtube.com/user/ESA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=​Rba7SvDH8yo
https://bookpage.com/reviews/327​-dava-sobel-illustrated-longitude​#.Wv9-N0jRCHs
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/a​stronomy-news/wallops-launch-ligh​t-sunday-morning-sky/
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/s​ky-and-telescope-magazine/beyond-​the-printed-page/chasing-new-hori​zons/
http://unihedron.com/projects/sq​m-l/sqm-l_front_regular.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ev​etts_family/40256012360/in/datepo​sted-public/
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ev​etts_family/41215234344/in/datepo​sted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ev​etts_family/41034053455/in/datepo​sted-public/
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ev​etts_family/42034280742/in/datepo​sted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ev​etts_family/41343456494/in/datepo​sted-public/
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ev​etts_family/26011849917/in/datepo​sted-public/
 https://starlightfestival.com/

AFM’s Space Pirate Radio! 2018/05/10 A Pirate’s Tutu

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Here are the links from tonight’s program:
We have a couple small sunspots, catch ‘em while you can!
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/09may18/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=qrhj07p4od7o86ve5tsf451ao2
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_​sunspots_1024.jpg
Blackprojects posted this:
https://www.spaceweatherlive.com​/en/auroral-activity/real-time-au​roral-activity
While Diane and Marty talked about Jupiter, Blackprojects also posted this link:
http://www.shallowsky.com/jupite​r/ shows when the GRS is on the disc
Future close call?
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/a​stronomy-news/future-shock-from-g​liese710/
Marty continued on with talking about telescopes:
https://www.nature.com/articles/​s41550-018-0479-z
Jupiters Moons in Daylight:
http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/i​mages/Questar/jupiter_0012_flat_w​avelet_PS_overlay.jpg
Space, being magnetic and all:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/god​dard/2018/nasa-spacecraft-discove​rs-new-magnetic-process-in-turbul​ent-space
Astronomy in Norway:
https://quartzy.qz.com/1269300/s​nohetta-unveils-the-design-of-the​-solobservatoriet-campus-and-plan​etarium-in-norway/
Volcanic action on Hawaii:
http://www.astronomy.com/magazin​e/press-releases/2018/05/nasa-sat​ellite-images-show-fissures-from-​hawaii-volcan
we are reminded that it is the anniversary of the Trans-Continental Railroad “Golden Spike”
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wik​ipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/The-Gol​den-Spike-7Oct2012.jpg/399px-The-​Golden-Spike-7Oct2012.jpg
Here’s a look at what’s ahead for nighttime viewing:
Tue, May 08, 02h LAST QUARTER
Tue, May 08, 10h Vesta stationary
Wed, May 09, 01h Jupiter at opposition
Thu, May 10, 09h Neptune 2° N. of Moon
Sat, May 12, 21h Mercury 2° S. of Uranus
Sun, May 13, 15h Uranus 5° N. of Moon
Sun, May 13, 17h Mercury 2° N. of Moon
Tue, May 15, 12h NEW MOON
Wed, May 16, 13h Aldebaran 1°.2 S. of Moon, Occn.
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
Diane ended the show on an almost pyramidal note:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/n​ews/retropolis/wp/2018/05/07/ther​es-no-secret-chamber-in-king-tuts​-tomb-after-all-researchers-concl​ude/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.295e​b96b6cf6
Twisedge provided these links in chat:
Boulder at Tycho
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180​507.html
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will track billions of objects for 10 years, creating unprecedented opportunities for studies of cosmic mysteries.
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org​/article/the-worlds-largest-astro​nomical-movie
A roundup of some of the most important discoveries gleaned so far from the Gaia space observatory’s new map of the galaxy.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/w​hat-astronomers-are-learning-from​-gaias-new-milky-way-map-20180508​/
listening for quakes on Mars, NASA lander will probe Red Planet’s interior
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2​018/04/listening-quakes-mars-nasa​-lander-will-probe-red-planet-s-i​nterior
4 the observers out there: https://dso-browser.com/users/lo​gin?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fdso-br​owser.com%2Fmy-lists

The Event ^ Horizon 2018/05/04

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

A good show this week , Starstorm is not well and should be back next week

 

 

#MayTheFourth be with you if you find yourself facing down an Imperial TIE fighter, which looks a lot like the center of this spiral galaxy, named UGC 6093. Beautiful spiral arms swirl away from the fighter-shaped bar of stars crossing the galaxy’s core: https://www.spacetelescope.org/i​mages/potw1801a/ … pic.twitter.com/FL1jzbuMA9

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6d/1c/8b/6d1c8ba69846531dec370c73f7566ffb.png
(Blackprojects): M3 https://www.flickr.com/photos/83​96454@N03/41853606232/in/datepost​ed-public/
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/
 https://www.aavso.org/aavso-aler​t-notice-633

AFM Space Pirate Radio 2018/05/03 Black hole and 7 Dwarfs

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Tonight’s links:
No “activity” with sunspots but we can count on coronal holes to trigger auroras:
https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets​/img/dailymov/2018/05/01/20180501​_1024_0193.mp4?_=1
Marty and Diane quickly launch in to galaxies:
https://oneminuteastronomer.com/​3342/odd-couple-spiral-galaxies/
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/god​dard/2017/messier-87
And transits of Jupiter’s moons are coming up:
https://transit-finder.com
While there is nothing to see with the sun, we still have views to check out in the night sky:
Thu, May 03, 17h Venus 7° N. of Aldebaran
Fri, May 04, 20h Saturn 1°.7 S. of Moon
Sun, May 06, 01h Moon at apogee
Sun, May 06, 07h Mars 3° S. of Moon
Tue, May 08, 02h LAST QUARTER
Tue, May 08, 10h Vesta stationary
Wed, May 09, 01h Jupiter at opposition
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
Marty brought up the Eta Aquariids:
https://www.amsmeteors.org/2018/​05/viewing-the-eta-aquariids-2018​/
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-es​sentials/everything-you-need-to-k​now-eta-aquarid-meteor-shower
Dwarf Nova V392 Persei Goes Big — It’s Now Binocular Bright:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/a​stronomy-news/observing-news/dwar​f-nova-v392-persei-goes-nova-now-​binocular-bright/
The Insight mission is getting ready to go:
https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/
Of course there are always the occultations:
http://www.lunar-occultations.co​m/entersite.htm
New ideas about star formation:
https://scitechdaily.com/alma-di​scovery-challenges-the-laws-of-st​ar-formation/
Finally, Stephen Hawking’s final paper:
https://scitechdaily.com/stephen​-hawkings-final-theory-about-the-​big-bang/
https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/n​ews/taming-the-multiverse-stephen​-hawkings-final-theory-about-the-​big-bang
And a super black hole has pet black holes
http://www.astronomy.com/news/20​18/04/the-milky-ways-supermassive​-black-hole-has-siblings

The Event^Horizon 2018/04/27 Moon Rovering …….

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

A Great Show with  Starstorm , Marty and  Myself and we go a Rovering

AFM’s Space Pirate Radio! 2018/04/26 Pirates vs Ursa Major

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Here are this week’s links:
Quick! Before it goes away, we have a sunspot:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/25apr18/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=qac40dka93he48gmoviil2emo6
And…in the rest of the sky:
Tue, Apr 24, 20h Regulus 1°.2 S. of Moon, Occn.
Sun, Apr 29, 18h Mercury greatest elong. W.(27°)
Mon, Apr 30, 01h FULL MOON
Mon, Apr 30, 17h Jupiter 4° S. of Moon
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
In the southern hemisphere:
https://astronomynow.com/2018/04​/25/see-mercurys-very-favourable-​dawn-display-under-southern-skies​/
Marty and Diane spoke of occultations,
http://www.lunar-occultations.co​m/iota/bstar/bstar.htm
Smell something funny?
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-ur​anus-cloud-tops-common-rotten.htm​l
Sun has siblings…maybe
http://www.astronomy.com/news/20​18/04/the-hunt-for-the-suns-ancie​nt-siblings
The insight Mars lander:
https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/​04/24/insight-mars-lander-joined-​with-atlas-5-launcher-at-vandenbe​rg-air-force-base/
And who doesn’t like cube-sats?
http://earthsky.org/space/marco-​cubesats-insight-new-comm-tech
There’s more than one way to emit radio emissions:
https://scitechdaily.com/scienti​sts-reveal-new-mechanism-of-radio​-emission-in-neutron-stars/
Gaia project produces amazing results:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/s​mart-news/new-star-catalogue-will​-change-everything-we-know-about-​milky-way-180968891/
Crew member Twistedge posted these links:
APOD’a pic of Jupiter
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astro​pix.html
What Do Uranus’s Cloud Tops Have in Common With Rotten Eggs?
https://www.gemini.edu/node/2105​0
Hubble’s 28th birthday
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/a​stronomy-news/happy-28th-birthday​-hubble/
A Stunning New Video Shows a Comet’s Surface as It Hurtles Through Space
https://www.sciencealert.com/ros​etta-comet-67p-churyumov-gerasime​nko-flyby-video-snow
gravity wave science
https://www.scientificamerican.c​om/article/here-come-the-waves/
Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy – and beyond
http://sci.esa.int/gaia/60192-ga​ia-creates-richest-star-map-of-ou​r-galaxy-and-beyond/
What started 50 years ago as a ‘smudge’ on paper has flourished into a fundamental field of astrophysics replete with unexpected applications and exciting discoveries.
https://www.nature.com/articles/​s41550-017-0343-6
Castaway exoplanet moons behave like cosmic bumper cars
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/​2018/04/castaway-exoplanet-moons-​behave-cosmic-bumper-cars
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/​2018/04/smooth-dance-moves-confir​m-new-bird-paradise-species
And crew member Nick posted this:
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org​/article/first-collisions-at-bell​e-ii
https://www.spacetelescope.org/i​mages/heic0516a/