Clyde Tombaugh, list activity, list problems

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Clyde Tombaugh, list activity, list problems
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 11:19:50 -0600

Dear discuss-lfm members,

Many of you are past Passport to Knowledge electronic
field trip participants and may even have participated in the 90th
Birthday Celebration event which was a part of the Live From
the Hubble Space Telescope project.  We had a great time celebrating
with Clyde (see the LFHST web site for pictures of the kids
presenting their special cards last February).  I thought
you might appreciate seeing this posting below from 
PTK Advocate Teacher from Georgia, Charlotte Stevens.

On another note, this list has been fairly quiet as we are in
the interim period between our live telecasts (Countdown aired
November 19, 1996; next program "Cruising Between the Planets"
airs April 24th, 1997).   The Planet Explorer Toolkit debate
is ongoing now through March via the debate-lfm mail list, but
if you are not subscribed to that list you will not see the
online activity. You are welcome to monitor that list!

You are encouraged to continue to use this forum to discuss Live From
Mars concerns, issues, bounce ideas around and tap each other's
experiences and skills.   

You may not be aware that another PTK project, Live From Antarctica 2,
is now currently active with three live telecasts from Antarctica
set for 13:00-14:00 EST (carried on NASA-TV and PBS's main
satellite, Telstar 402 R and many PBS stations around the country)
on January 23, January 30, and February 6th.  Our newly designed
web site is expanding daily:
Please visit!  We think you will find that LFA 2 provides
students with an exciting "over-the-shoulder" view of life as
a research scientist aboard the Research Vessel, Polar Duke
and at Palmer Station.  The focus is marine biology with a close
up look at penguin and seal colonies and rookeries and ecology
issues of Antarctica. Complete program overviews are available at our
web site as well as our online Teacher's Guide. 

We have had some *glitchy* list problems with folks being dropped 
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Jan Wee, moderator of discuss-lfm

Jan Wee, moderator of discuss-lfm

>From  Tue Jan 21 05:28:56 1997
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>Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 08:30:25 -30000
>From: Charlotte Stevens <>
>Subject: Clyde Tombaugh
>Reply-To: Charlotte Stevens <>
>I know many of you were saddened to hear that Clyde Tombaugh, the person 
>who discovered Pluto, passed away over the holiday.  He became "real" to me 
>through my experiences last year with Passport to Knowledge, when 
>students sent him birthday cards. He was ninety when he died and was only 
>24 when he made his discovery!
>Charlotte Stevens
>8th grade teacher
>Taylor Road Middle School
>Alpharetta, Georgia USA