From: Jan Wee <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 07:49:10 -0600

Dear All,=20

Some Live From Mars participants have requested this broadcast
information about our other Passport to Knowledge project
currently active.

The Live From Antarctica 2 programs (all three) will be re-broadcast
on NASA-TV during the month of March.  The Education File Schedule
notes the satellite coordinats as Spacenet 2.  As you are aware
NASA recently posting news that NASA-TV has a new home on=20
GE-2 as of March 15th.  This impacts the second set of air
dates for March.  Please keep this in mind!

Remember that the move to the GE-2 satellite will give broader
coverage including Alaska and Hawaii! =20

Jan Wee, moderator=20



COORDINATES for March 1-14
NASA TV: Spacenet-2, C-Band, T5, Ch. 9, 69=B0 W, 3880 MHz, horizontal
polarization, audio 6.8 MHz.

COORDINATES effective March 15 onward, NTV will be available on GE-2,=20
Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical=20
polarization, with a frequency of 3880 Mhz, and audio of 6.8 Mhz

2-3 pm  5-6 pm  8-9 pm  11 pm-12 am   2-3 am    All times Eastern
NASA TV may pre-empt scheduled programming for live agency events.

March 3  Mon  and March 24  Mon

Live From Antarctica: Oceans, Ice & Life
Level: Grades 9-12
Sail to Palmer Station aboard the R.V. Polar Duke, across the Drake
Passage, the roughest waters on Earth.  During this first live telecast,
from on board ship, meet the researchers who are studying the interaction
of the marine food chain, and see how life on and in the ocean waxes and
wanes along with the seasonal ice sheets.  This program demonstrates the
adaptation of life to such extreme conditions, and shows how scientists
must also adapt their lives and research techniques to the environment.
March 4  Tue and March 25 Tues

Live From Antarctica: The Secrets of Survival
Level: Grades 9-12
For the fifty researchers and their support teams who live at Palmer during
the Antarctic summer, commuting to work involves a daily trip from the
relative safety and comfort of the main research station aboard small
Zodiac inflatables out to their desolate study sites, over waters that
would kill in minutes in the event of an accident.  Travel with them, live,
to Torgerson Island, to study Adelie penguins and their newborn chicks; to
Humble and Dream Island to observe the skuas who prey on them, and find out
the fascinating connections between each season's ice and weather, and
which young creatures will live and die.  This program looks at the secrets
of survival for both the wildlife and the human researchers who journey to
the ends of the Earth to study them.
March 5  Wed and March 26 Wed

Live From Antarctica: Seeing the Future
Level: Grade 9-12
Antarctica was the place which first showed humans the ozone hole, and
Palmer Station is one of the key sites which helps us understand how global
climate change may affect the ecosystem of which we are all part.  Palmer
is the only place on the Continent where microscopic plants can grow on
land, and the site of an ambitious Long Term Ecological Research project
seeking to understand the ongoing interaction of ocean, ice, atmosphere and
life.  This program presents the latest on ozone and the effects of
increased ultraviolet radiation, and shows how research in Antarctica helps
us understand our entire planetary environment.