Comet Watch 2018/05/20 The Oort cloud and Scholz’s star with Jim Scotti

May 20th, 2018 by Nick Evetts

This Month  Mary and I  discussed The Oort cloud and Scholz’s star with Jim Scotti. Neil couldn’t be with us this month

 

How our solar system survived a ‘near miss’ with another star – 70,000 years ago

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11419374/How-our-solar-system-survived-a-near-miss-with-another-star-70000-years-ago.html

The Oort Cloud

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/solar-system/oort-cloud/overview/

http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/O/Oort+Cloud

Oort Cloud Facts

Centaurs

http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/C/Centaurs

https://stardate.org/radio/program/centaurs

Space Probes to Halley  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halley_Armada

B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

 http://spacenews.com/b612-studying-smallsat-missions-to-search-for-near-earth-objects/

BAA Comet Section page 

BAA YouTube Channel

The Astronomer

The Astronomer  Youtube Channel

The German Comet Group

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The Event^Horizon 2018/05/18

May 19th, 2018 by Nick Evetts

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

May 10th, 2018 by Nick Evetts

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
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The Event ^ Horizon 2018/05/04

May 5th, 2018 by Nick Evetts

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

May 3rd, 2018 by Nick Evetts
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
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The Event^Horizon 2018/04/27 Moon Rovering …….

April 28th, 2018 by Nick Evetts

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

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