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#1 2005-01-02 02:36:11

GraemeSkinner
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Re: Ares Express - info thread

[color=#000080:post_uid4]I'll be putting together #7 over the next couple of days, if anyone has anything they'll like included or links for it please either post it here or PM/email them to me.

Graeme[/color:post_uid4]


There was a young lady named Bright.
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She set out one day
in a relative way
And returned on the previous night.
--Arthur Buller--

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#2 2005-01-06 00:50:11

GraemeSkinner
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Re: Ares Express - info thread

[color=#000080:post_uid0]Here's the 2005 calendar from Ares Express 7, can anyone with any amendments or additions either post them here or pm me (I'm only human, so there's bound to be a [i:post_uid0]couple[/i:post_uid0] of amendments!)

2005 Astronomy & Space Flight calendar

January

2nd January - Earth at perihelion
3rd January - Quadrantids maximum, Spirit 1 Year today
4th January - Jupiter 0.4 degrees North of the Moon
6th January - Saturn 7 degrees South of Pollux
7th January - Mars 3 degrees North of the Moon
9th January - Mars, Mercury, Venus & the Moon (photo time?)
10th January - Moon at perigee
11th January - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
12th January - Deep Impact spacecraft, to explore Comet Tempel 1 for NASA, on board a Boeing Delta 2 from Cape Canaveral. (launch date subject to change).
13th January - Uranus 4 degrees North of the Moon, Saturn at opposition
14th January - Huygens probe Titan descent, Mercury 0.3 degrees South of Venus
15th January - Venus 0.9 degrees South of Uranus
23rd January - Moon at apogee
24th January - Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon, Opportunity 1 Year today
26th January - Tac-Sat 1 communications satellite on board a SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
27th January - Classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in a flight staged from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
31st January - Jupiter 0.9 degrees North of the Moon

February

2nd February - Worldsat 2 telecommunications satellite onboard a Proton launcher, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
3rd February - Neptune conjunction (Sun)
5th February - Mars 4 degrees North of the Moon
7th February - Moon at perigee
14th February - Mercury in superior conjunction, Venus 1 degree South of Neptune
20th February - Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon, Moon at apogee. Classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office on a Lockheed Martin Titan 4B rocket from Cape Canaveral
25th February - Uranus in conjunction with the Sun
27th February - Jupiter 1.2 degrees North of the Moon. I-4 satellite on a Atlas 5 rocket, launching from Cape Canaveral
28th February - Progress 17 cargo ship on a Soyuz rocket to the ISS from Baikonur Cosmodrome

March

1st March - NROL-1 spacecraft to launch on a Being Delta 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base
2nd March - DART spacecraft on board a Pegasus XL launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (launch subject to change)
6th March - Mars 5 degrees North of the Moon
8th March - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon, Moon at perigee
11th March - Mercury 3 degrees North of the Moon
19th March - Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon, Moon at apogee, The NOAA-N spacecraft to launch on a Boeing Delta 2 from Vandenberg Air Force Base
25th March - European Space Agency's Cryosat science spacecraft from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia
26th March - Jupiter 1 degree North of the Moon
29th March - Mercury inferior conjunction
31st March - Venus in superior conjunction

April

3rd April - Mars 4 degrees North of the Moon, Jupiter at opposition
4th April - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon, Moon at perigee
5th April - Uranus 3 degrees North of the Moon
7th April - Mercury 3 degrees North of the Moon
13th April - Mars 1.2 degrees South of Neptune
15th April - Expedition 11 to the International Space Station on board a Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft and Soyuz booster from Baikonur Cosmodrome
18th April - Lyrids maximum
22nd April - Jupiter 0.6 degrees North of the Moon
29th April - Moon at perigee

May

1st May - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
2nd May - Mars 3 degrees North of the Moon
3rd May - Uranus 3 degrees North of the Moon
6th May - Mercury 3 degrees South of the Moon
12th May to 3rd June - Launch window for NASA's return to flight mission with STS-114 Discovery shuttle flight, Kennedy Space Centre in Florida
13th May - Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon
14th May - Mars 1.2 degrees South of Uranus, Moon at apogee
19th May - Jupiter 0.4 degrees North of the Moon
26th May - CloudSat and Calipso spacecraft onboard Boeing Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base Moon at perigee
28th May - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
30th May - Uranus 3 degrees North of the Moon
31st May - Mars 0.5 degrees North of the Moon, Saturn 7 degrees South of Pollux

June

3rd June - Mercury in superior conjunction
5th June - DMSP 17 on a Delta 4 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base
8th June - Venus 4 degrees South of the Moon
10th June - Progress 18 cargo ship on a Soyuz rocket to the ISS from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon
11th June - Moon at apogee
14th June - Pluto at opposition
16th June - Jupiter 0.4 degrees North of the Moon
21st June - Solstice
23rd June - Venus 5 degrees South of Pollux, Moon at perigee
25th June - Venus 1.3 degrees North of Saturn, Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
26th June - Mercury 1.4 degrees North of Saturn, Uranus 3 degrees North of the Moon
27th June - Mercury 0.08 degrees South of Venue
28th June - Moon at apogee, Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon
30th June - Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on board a Titan 4B booster, from Vandenberg Air Force Base

July

4th July - Deep Impactor to arrive at comet Tempel 1
5th July - Earth at aphelion
7th July - Mercury 1.6 degrees South of Venus
8th July - Moon at apogee, Mercury 5 degrees South of the Moon, Venus 3 degrees South of the Moon
13th July - Jupiter 0.8 degrees North of the Moon
21st July - Moon at perigee
22nd July - Neptune 4 degrees North of the Moon, Venus 1.2 degrees North of Regulus
23rd July - Saturn in conjunction with the Sun
24th July - Uranus 2 degrees North of the Moon
27th July - Navstar GPS satellite 2R M-3 satellite on a Boeing-built Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base Mars 4 degrees South of the Moon

August

1st August - Moon at apogee
6th August - Delta & Iota Aquarids maximum Mercury in inferior conjunction
8th August - Neptune at opposition, Venus 1.2 degrees South of the Moon
10th August - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on a Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Jupiter 1.3 degrees North of the Moon
12th August - Perseids maximum
18th August - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
19th August - Moon at perigee
20th August - Uranus 2 degrees North of the Moon
25th August - Mars 6 degrees South of the Moon
31st August - Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon

September

1st September - Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on a Boeing Delta 4 booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Moon at apogee, Uranus at opposition
2nd September - Venus 1.4 degrees South of Jupiter
4th September - Mercury 1.1 degrees North of Regulus
5th September - Venus 1.8 degrees North of the Moon
7th September - Venus 0.6 degrees North of the Moon, Jupiter 1.8 degrees North of the Moon
15th September - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
16th September - Moon at perigee, Uranus 2 degrees North of the Moon
22nd September - Mars 6 degrees South of the Moon, Equinox
28th September - Moon at apogee, Saturn 5 degrees South of the Moon

October

3rd October - Annular eclipse
6th October - Mercury 1.5 degrees South of Jupiter
7th October - Venus 1.4 degrees North of the Moon
12th October - GPS satellite 2R M-4on a Boeing Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
14th October - Moon at perigee, Uranus 3 degrees North of the Moon
19th October - Mars 5 degrees South of the Moon
20th October - Orionids maximum
22nd October - Jupiter in conjunction with the Sun
25th October - Saturn 4 degrees South of the Moon
26th October - Moon at apogee
30th October - Mars closest approach

November

3rd November - Mercury 1.3 degrees North of the Moon, Taurids Maximum
5th November - Venus 1.4 degrees North of the Moon
7th November - Mars at opposition
8th November - Neptune 5 degrees North of the Moon
10th November - Moon at perigee, Uranus 3 degrees North of the Moon
11th November - WorldView imaging satellite on a Boeing Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base
15th November - Mars 3 degrees South of the Moon
17th November - Leonids maximum
22nd November - Saturn 4 degrees South of the Moon
23rd November - Moon at apogee
29th November - Jupiter 3 degrees North of the Moon

December

4th December - Venus 2 degrees North of the Moon
5th December - Moon at apogee
6th December - Neptune 4 degrees North of the Moon
7th December - Uranus 2 degrees North of the Moon
12th December - Mars 1.3 degrees South of the Moon
15th December - GPS satellite 2R M-5 on a Boeing Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
16th December - Pluto in conjunction with the Sun
19th December - Saturn 4 degrees South of the Moon
21st December - Solstice, Moon at apogee
22nd December - Ursids maximum
27th December - Jupiter 4 degrees North of the Moon
30th December - Mercury 5 degrees North of the Moon

___

Graeme[/color:post_uid0]


There was a young lady named Bright.
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She set out one day
in a relative way
And returned on the previous night.
--Arthur Buller--

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#3 2005-01-13 21:57:52

Palomar
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Re: Ares Express - info thread

[color=#810541:post_uid5]*Hi Graeme:  Please consider adding this thread (Celestial Cartography) to the next Ares Express issue.  There's an article concerning ancient astronomy history (Hipparchus) which I posted in that thread on this date -- it especially is of interest, IMO.  [Also the thread throughout contains good information regarding the mythology behind the constellations, history, links to old star chart imagery, etc., etc.]

Also, please consider Singularity as well.  It'd be great to draw in more comments, contributors, etc. 

Thanks for the consideration.

--Cindy[/color:post_uid5]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#4 2005-02-05 04:08:50

GraemeSkinner
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From: Eden Hall, Cumbria
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Re: Ares Express - info thread

[color=#000000:post_uid0]*Hi Graeme:  Please consider adding this thread (Celestial Cartography) to the next Ares Express issue.  There's an article concerning ancient astronomy history (Hipparchus) which I posted in that thread on this date -- it especially is of interest, IMO.  [Also the thread throughout contains good information regarding the mythology behind the constellations, history, links to old star chart imagery, etc., etc.]

Also, please consider Singularity as well.  It'd be great to draw in more comments, contributors, etc. 

Thanks for the consideration.

--Cindy[/color:post_uid0][/quote:post_uid0]
[color=#000F22:post_uid0]Thanks for those Cindy  :up:

I'll be doing the next issue during the week (once my head is back where it belongs ??? )

Any other suggestions anyone?

Graeme[/color:post_uid0]


There was a young lady named Bright.
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She set out one day
in a relative way
And returned on the previous night.
--Arthur Buller--

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#5 2005-02-05 05:28:18

Rxke
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Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,658

Re: Ares Express - info thread

[color=#000000:post_uid0]No suggestions, because i have barely visited the boards the last few weeks, but a BIIIIIIG thumbs up to you Graeme, for doing this, I esp. appreciated it, to have a place to get up to speed again after being away for awhile.

cool[/color:post_uid0]


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#6 2005-02-05 05:51:23

Palomar
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Re: Ares Express - info thread

[color=#810541:post_uid6]*Graeme:  One other recommendation:

Finally, a sensible solution to the Hubble debate

--Cindy[/color:post_uid6]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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#7 2005-02-10 07:34:37

Palomar
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Registered: 2002-05-30
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Re: Ares Express - info thread

[color=#810541:post_uid6]*Two more recommendations:

Backpacking on Mars, a base in a backpack...possible?

and

Petr Ginz

The Petr Ginz thread has had few hits and no replies (unfortunate); it's definitely a "special case" item, IMO.

--Cindy[/color:post_uid6]


We all know those Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)

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