Upcoming Mars COnference

From: mkennedy@shentel.net (Marilyn Kennedy)
Subject: Upcoming Mars COnference
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 19:46:34 -0400

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Today my students and I hooked up to the "Ask a Scientist "
videoconference. What a difference our ISDN lines made. No more 14.4 modem
for me!! We could hear their voices loud and clear and the images were
reat! I hooked up the TV to the computer so all 21 faces were not
scruntched around the computer screen.

Anyway, I  thought it was funny that I didn't see Roger , Chris or some of
the others in our group!! I was waiting for you all to join the conference
!Butit was not until tonight (when I was writing a "thank you to Patricia"
that I realized the message did not come through our discuss-group but
through global school. So I have sent you all a copy and look at the date
October 15 ..check out that conference.

 And we hope to CU there!!!

Marilyn Wall
here in the Shenandoah Valley, with remenants of Josephine raining through

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Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 14:54:12 -0500
To: cu-seeme-schools@gsn.org, video@polar.rice.edu
From: reiff@alfven.rice.edu (Patricia Reiff)
Subject: Upcoming "Ask the Scientist" Videoconferences
Cc: hmns@space.rice.edu

Dear Friends:

We are starting up our  "Ask the Scientist" CuSeeMe videoconferences
for the fall season with an exciting Martian start!
Reflector:  (if it isn't working, try

October 8, 1996: 10-10:30 am CDT:  "Weather You Like it or Not"
Join meteorologist Chuck Roessler from the National Weather Service and
Patricia Reiff of Rice University to discuss weather on earth, in space, and
on the planets.  See our web pages for online activities and hotlinks to
earth weather and space weather resources.  (Houstonians can watch the
broadcast on KUHT Channel 8).

October 15, 1996:  12 - 1 pm CDT:  "Possibilities of Life on Mars"  Dr.
David McKay, Division Assistant for Exploration and Technology at Johnson
Space Center, will discuss their amazing discoveries from the Martian
meteorite ALH84001. Dr. McKay will explain why they think the meteorite is
actually from Mars, and the evidence in the meteorite that is most easily
explained by the presence of bacteria in Mars long ago.

October 22, 1996:  12 - 1 pm CDT:  "Fire and Life - the Sun-Earth Connection"
 (was carried live from Goddard Space Flight Center on April 11 -
 part of the "Teaching From Space" program) Dr. Patricia Reiff will be online
 for our Cu-SeeMe visitors to answer questions on the Sun and Space

November 5, 1996: 10-10:30 am CDT:   "Dinosaurs - Attack and Defend"
 Join Christopher R. Cunningham, curator of paleontology to learn about
 dinosaur survival strategies 65-235 million years ago.

As always, use the "talk" (or "chat") window to ask questions - the
speaker's comments will be summarized there for folks with low-bandwidth
connections. (If "talk" doesn't show up on your menu bar, download
"Cu-SeeMe Talk" from Cornell).  (Please check out your equipment beforehand
by linking to one of these reflectors; let us know by the talk window
or by email to connect@space.rice.edu if you have difficulty hearing).

For the present schedule (changing frequently!) link to
for more information about Cu-SeeMe and ways you can test your connection, see

Part of the "Public Connection" (funded by NASA's Digital Library
Technology Program).
For more information about our program and its many hot links, see

"CU Soon!"   ....Patricia Reiff, Rice University