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AFM’s Space Pirates 2018/02/21 Duck! Incoming meteors! Bob Trembley, Vatican Observatory blogger joins the crew

23 Feb 2018, 01:11 UTC
AFM’s Space Pirates 2018/02/21 Duck! Incoming meteors! Bob Trembley, Vatican Observatory blogger joins the crew
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Duck! Incoming meteors!
Tonight we interview Bob Trembley, Vatican Observatory blogger, meteorite collector, NASA Solar System Ambassador and all around nice guy.
Here are the links from tonight’s program:
Meteor Terminology – American Meteor Society:
https://www.amsmeteors.org/2013/​03/meteor-terminology/
Bob’s blog posts on The Catholic Astronomer: the Blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation:
http://www.vofoundation.org/blog​/author/rjt/
Bob points out that we can get (purchase) meteorites from rock and mineral shows:
https://www.michigan.org/event/7​3rd-annual-greater-detroit-gem-mi​neral-fossil-show
And here is the Vatican collection:
http://www.vaticanobservatory.va​/content/specolavaticana/en/resea​rch/facilities/meteorite-collecti​on.html
They can be pricey:
https://twitter.com/nikki_ashlyn​1/status/964299908948942848
Bob Shared his story of the recent Michigan bolide, here’s a video we found:
https://youtu.be/MvFcY9rTPx8 (Michigan Meteor Video – Mike Austin)
And more:
Michigan Meteor Videos – American Meteor Society on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/amsmeteors/s​tatus/954007173251653632
https://twitter.com/amsmeteors
If you see one:
Report a Fireball – American Meteor Society: https://www.amsmeteors.org/
Series I wrote about the Michigan Meteor:
http://www.vofoundation.org/blog​/series/michigan-meteor/
Video of meteoroid orbit and animation from perspective of the Hamburg meteoroid – NASA Meteor Watch on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NasaMet​eorWatch/videos/1674711322588087/
Aqua4U shared this neat link:
https://dso-browser.com/
Sunspots? we don’t need no stinkin’ sunspots!
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/21feb18/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=010rk64of04s2l0ov0aj5k05i7
Other sights in the night sky coming up:
Fri, Feb 23, 08h FIRST QUARTER
Fri, Feb 23, 18h Aldebaran 0°.7 S. of Moon, Occn.
Tue, Feb 27, 15h Moon at perigee
Thu, Mar 01, ...

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