New Book, etc.

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: New Book, etc.
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 14:51:11 -0600

Dear discuss-lfm members,

A New Book...
Just opened my snail mail to find my Book-of-the-Month Club
offering a new book called *The Planet Mars: A History of
Observation and Discovery* by William Sheehan with a publisher's
price of $45.00.  Just curious if any of you have this book and
what you think of it.  It is a new release and is 270 pages and
offers 23 illustrations.


Countdown Re-Broadcasts...
*Countdown* will be re-airing on both NASA-TV and PBS' main satellite
NASA-TV -- C-Band:  NASA TV Spacenet 2, 69 degrees West, Transponder 
5, channel 9, horizontal, frequency 3880 Mhz, audio on 6.8 on 
December 23rd and 31st at 2-3pm, 5-6pm, 8-9 pm, 11-12 pm and 2-3am 

The main PBS satellite will also carry the *Countdown*
program Friday, December 20th at 1-2pm Eastern on Ku-Band:  PBS 
K-12 Teacher Resources Services --Telstar 401, 97 degrees West, 
transponder 8, horizontal, 11915 Mhz, audio on 6.2 and 6.8  

P.E.T. Proposals due....
All P.E.T. Proposals must be posted to the *debate-lfm*
forum (please do not post to this forum) by the end of
the day on Friday, December 20th.

The TRUTH about Sojourner...
Sojourner Truth for whom the Sojourner Rover on Mars Pathfinder
is named was a female.  Donna Shirley (Mars Exploration Program
Manager) has read and enjoyed the wonderful poems writtem by 
students to the holiday lyrics and reminded me of this --- 
use SHE not HE ! :-)  If your students do not know who Sojourner Truth 
was it is time to head to your library or hop online and start 
seeking the TRUTH about Sojouner Truth! 

Thanks for sharing...
Thanks to Marilyn Wall for sharing her special version of Activity 1.1 B
and to Tim McCollum to alerting us to the mention of the Live From...
projects as a Best of the Net in Internet World.  We have also been
having a great discussion about inquiry based learning... thanks to
all who have contributed!

That's it for now.  

Jan Wee

Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator
Passport to Knowledge
Voice: 608-786-2767  (8am-4pm Central time)   Fax: 608-786-1819