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Afm’s Space Pirates 2018/02/15 Hearts, Diamonds & Rings In Space!

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Here are tonight’s links:
The sun has some spots!?!
Marty talked a bit about meteors and Glenn posted this:


PyeongChang Olympics 2018: Korea’s Rich Astronomical Past

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Did you watch the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea?

One of the most dazzling and enchanting parts of the ceremony was its tribute to Korea’s astronomical and celestial beginnings. At the beginning of the opening ceremony, we are introduced to a group of children who discover a celestial globe in the snow, and are led on an adventure through time that teaches them about Korea’s past and present. During their journey, they discover an ice cave with painted murals, one of which is an ancient dragon who stands out more than the rest. As if sensing their entrance into the cave and its discovery, a golden tiger appears from the tablet welcoming and guiding the children through unknown lands to meet others similar to him and telling the story of Korea’s celestial guardians. Unknown to many viewers, the golden tiger is not only a guide, but also one of ancient Korea’s celestial guardians Baekho (White Tiger), and he is introducing the children to the remaining celestial guardians, Chunryonga (Azure Dragon), Jujak (Vermilion Bird), Hyunmu (Black Turtle/Black Warrior), and Hwang-Ryong (Golden Dragon/Golden Emperor), as well as to Korea’s deep astronomical roots.



The Event^Horizon 2018/02/09

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Links and shownotes from tonight’s show, with Skyguides Marty Kunz and John Foote. Nick Evetts and Starstorm will return next week!

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BFR vs Saturn V


AFM’s Space Pirates 2018/02/07 Drive-Thru on Mars

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Skyguide Nick was listening to BBC Radio 4 Midnight News​r/bbc_radio_fourfm before the show
Aqua4U shared 2 links of his telescopes swing arm​=1u2lnSyT0um29TUi-xanJVwo36MAKht9​_
and​eases/2018/02/180201141432.htm Meet the ‘odderon’: Large Hadron Collider experiment shows potential evidence of quasiparticle sought for decade


The Event^Horizon 2018/02/02

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Featuring Skyguides Marty Kunz and John Foote – Skyguide Nick Evetts will return in two weeks!​m/iota/bstar/bstar.htm


AFM’s Space Pirates 2018/02/01

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Thanks to Dale for the links…….

The Moon scores a Hat Trick! Super Moon, Blue Moon, and Blood (eclipsed) Moon!
Tonight’s links:
Here is an eclipse photo from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak: