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Re: Sunday Morning Spectacular



Damn! It would be nice to still have my antennas up. I miss doing the endless
skeds for those elusive grid squares. I suppose its all done with software now.
Last time I did any meteor bounce was 10 years ago.
I suppose everyone has DSP filters now too.

VE3BDR - EN98

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Tom Clark" <tac@clark.net>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: "Ron Dunbar" <w0pn@arrl.net>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 08:51 pm
Subject: [amsat-bb] Sunday Morning Spectacular


> Just a reminder to get up about 2AM Sunday morning for what promises to be
> the experience of a lifetime.
>
> I'm referring to the Leonid Meteor Shower. This is taken from one NASA Site:
>
> Early in the morning on Sunday, November 18, the annual Leonid meteor shower
> may put on one of its best shows in decades, according to various scientists
> modeling the expected Leonid activity this year. The Leonid shower appears
> every year around November 17-18 as the Earth intersects the orbit of comet
> Tempel-Tuttle and runs into streams of dust shed by the comet. Best viewing
> times this year are predicted to be the early morning hours of November 18,
> with the peak activity expected around 5:00 am EST. The various models
> predict a rate between 800 and 4,200 meteors per hour for this year, but no
> one knows for sure, so grab a lawn chair, dress warmly, go find some dark
> skies, and look up!
>
> Experts agree: a meteor storm will erupt somewhere on Earth this weekend.
> But where? when? and how big will it be?  Forecasts differ on these basic
> points.  To discover which predictions are correct, a NASA-led team of
> astronomers will spread around the globe to monitor the 2001 Leonid meteor
> shower.
>
> You can find more information about the Leonid shower at NASA's Leonid
> pages:
>      http://leonid.arc.nasa.gov/
> and  http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast15nov_1.htm?list93595
>
> and the Space Daily report at
>      http://www.spacedaily.com/news/leonid-01a.html
>
> and the Sky and Telescope site at
>      http://www.skypub.com/news/special/leonids2001.html
>
>
>
> Good watching!  73 de Tom, W3IWI
>
>
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