Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Spot the Space Station

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-26-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
passedpawn
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 18,257
Liked 3052 Times on 1923 Posts
Likes Given: 2591

Default Spot the Space Station

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

Sign up and get alerts when it is going to pass over. The alert will look like this:

Time: Thu Apr 25 9:41 PM, Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 49 degrees, Appears: NNW, Disappears: N


So, get out a lawn chair, grab a beer, and watch the space station race across the sky. It moves quickly. It will show up right on time, and disappear when the alert says so. BTW, 0 degrees is the horizon, 90 degrees is straight up. So, in the case of the alert above, it would be half way between the horizon and straight up. It shoots across the sky, starting and ending at the compass points in the alert. Don't worry, you'll see it, it's bright.

Cheers.





__________________
I'd love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you
passedpawn is offline
5
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-26-2013, 02:54 AM   #2
shelly_belly
Easy Wind
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
shelly_belly's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Rabbittown, Bama
Posts: 1,458
Liked 113 Times on 90 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Cool. I remember watching Skylab move across the night sky.

__________________
shelly_belly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-26-2013, 03:14 AM   #3
Airplanedoc
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airplanedoc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Illinois, and people thought Detroit was bad
Posts: 1,723
Liked 278 Times on 207 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

I saw it tonight. Was out in the drive, drinking a beer with my neighbor and just happened to look up as see the flyover.

A few years ago I watched it fly over just as the shuttle was approaching or leaving it. Both were visible "a few inches" apart. It was pretty cool watching one chase the other across the sky.

__________________
Airplanedoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-26-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
passedpawn
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 18,257
Liked 3052 Times on 1923 Posts
Likes Given: 2591

Default

I get a couple of alerts a week. They also have morning alerts where the ISS is visible just before dawn.

__________________
I'd love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
TxBrew
Der Administrator
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TxBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 8,368
Liked 1594 Times on 521 Posts
Likes Given: 815

Default

I'm signed up. Very cool.

TxBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2013, 01:38 AM   #6
Quadrupled
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 362
Liked 63 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 101

Default

Cool, thanks. Did you also register with the Deep Impact mission that happened several years ago?

__________________
Quadrupled is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2013, 01:49 AM   #7
passedpawn
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 18,257
Liked 3052 Times on 1923 Posts
Likes Given: 2591

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadrupled View Post
Cool, thanks. Did you also register with the Deep Impact mission that happened several years ago?
This is the first time that I registered for alerts for this kind of thing. So, no.
__________________
I'd love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2013, 02:29 AM   #8
runningweird
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
runningweird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: State Line, PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,088
Liked 85 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

signed up, also check out http://iss.astroviewer.net/

I signed up for the alerts and then got all weird thinking "where is my ALERT" then I checked that website and felt dumb.

__________________

My 6 Tap Long Draw Tower Build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/long...-tower-271578/

runningweird is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2013, 02:40 AM   #9
passedpawn
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 18,257
Liked 3052 Times on 1923 Posts
Likes Given: 2591

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runningweird View Post
signed up, also check out http://iss.astroviewer.net/

I signed up for the alerts and then got all weird thinking "where is my ALERT" then I checked that website and felt dumb.
cool
__________________
I'd love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2013, 02:52 AM   #10
passedpawn
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 18,257
Liked 3052 Times on 1923 Posts
Likes Given: 2591

Default

Flyover 5am in the morning. I'm going to try to get a pic.

__________________
I'd love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
not sure if this is the right spot but..... tellish33 Wine Making Forum 4 02-12-2012 03:26 PM
Who can spot the new toy? wired247 Equipment/Sanitation 15 08-17-2011 03:32 AM
my stir plate 1x2 station 1x3 station Opherman47 DIY Projects 9 06-04-2010 02:55 PM
Green Spot Slappy5555 Extract Brewing 4 05-31-2006 03:20 PM
scorched spot ahoym8e General Beer Discussion 5 05-29-2006 03:00 PM