JULY NASA-TV Education File

From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: JULY NASA-TV Education File
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 10:03:12 -0500

Dear discuss-lfm members and discuss-lfa members,

Passport to Knowledge programming which aired during
1996-97 in the Live From Mars and Live From Antarctica 2=20
series of telecasts will be **re-broadcast** on NASA-TV
during the month of July per the following schedule which
was *just released* minutes ago... <hot off the press!>

Jan Wee, moderator


NASA TV: Spacenet-2, C-Band, T5, Ch. 9, 69=B0 W, 3880 MHz,=20
horizontal polarization, audio 6.8 MHz.

Please note that effective March 15, 1997, the=20
NASA TV satellite changed to: GE-2, Transponder 9C at=20
85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a=20
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.

July 3 Thur and July 21 Mon

Live From Mars Program I "Countdown" (Program 1)
(rebroadcast of live performance)
Level: Grades 5-12

"Countdown" introduces a new series of "Passport to Knowledge"=20
electronic field trips.  Live From Mars Program I takes=20
students behind closed doors at Cape Canaveral to see=20
NASA's Pathfinder spacecraft close-up, just days before=20
its successful early December launch, and invites students=20
and teachers to follow Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor=20
on-line via the Internet and with hands-on discovery activities=20
throughout the next two school years.

July 4 Fri and July 22 Tues

Live From Mars Program II: "Cruising Between the Planets"
 (Program 2)=20
Level: Grades 5-12
Behind the scenes at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, lead=20
center for planetary exploration. How rocket fuel, momentum,=20
gravity and ingenuity get spacecraft from Earth to Mars.=20
Mars Pathfinder's and Global Surveyor's progress to date. =20
Portraits of the men and women who control the missions.=20
Building and testing the robotic rover, Sojourner. =20
Highlights of hands-on student activities including the=20
LFM Planet Explorer Toolkit, the Egg Drop Challenge, and=20
Red Rover, Red Rover.=20

July 2 Wed  and July 28 Mon

Live From Antarctica 2: Oceans, Ice & Life (Program 1)
Level: Grades 5-8

Sail to Palmer Station aboard the R.V. Polar Duke, across=20
the Drake Passage, the roughest waters on Earth.  During=20
this first live telecast, from on board ship, meet the=20
researchers who are studying the interaction of the marine=20
food chain, and see how life on and in the ocean waxes and=20
wanes along with the seasonal ice sheets.  This program=20
demonstrates the adaptation of life to such extreme conditions,=20
and shows how scientists must also adapt their lives and=20
research techniques to the environment.

July 11 Fri and July 24 Thurs

Live From Antarctica 2: The Secrets of Survival
 (Program 2)=20
Level: Grades 5-8
For the fifty researchers and their support teams who live=20
at Palmer during the Antarctic summer, commuting to work=20
involves a daily trip from the relative safety and comfort=20
of the main research station aboard small Zodiac inflatables=20
out to their desolate study sites, over waters that would kill=20
in minutes in the event of an accident.  Travel with them, live,=20
to Torgerson Island, to study Adelie penguins and their newborn=20
chicks; to Humble and Dream Island to observe the skuas who prey=20
on them, and find out the fascinating connections between each=20
season's ice and weather, and which young creatures will live=20
and die.  This program looks at the secrets of survival for both=20
the wildlife and the human researchers who journey to the ends=20
of the Earth to study them.

July 14 Mon and July 25 Fri

Live From Antarctica 2: Seeing the Future
  (Program 3)=20
Level: Grade 5-8
Antarctica was the place which first showed humans the=20
ozone hole, and Palmer Station is one of the key sites=20
which helps us understand how global climate change may=20
affect the ecosystem of which we are all part.  Palmer is=20
the only place on the Continent where microscopic plants=20
can grow on land, and the site of an ambitious Long Term=20
Ecological Research project seeking to understand the=20
ongoing interaction of ocean, ice, atmosphere and life. =20
This program presents the latest on ozone and the effects=20
of increased ultraviolet radiation, and shows how research=20
in Antarctica helps us understand our entire planetary=20