Marvelous Mars Input Requested for 7/6 & 7/9 Programs

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Marvelous Mars Input Requested for 7/6 & 7/9 Programs
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 10:21:19 -0500

Dear discuss-lfm members,

Those of you who accessed the 11/19/96 and/or 4/24/97 Live From
Mars telecasts know that PTK includes brief *Marvelous Mars* segments
highlighting interesting, curious, and intriguing "factoids"
about the Red Planet.  

The July 6th and 9th two hour live telecast plans are underway
and PTK staff would like to tap your input and perhaps give you/
your students an opportunity to suggest Marvelous Mars factoids
for these programs (and be credited on the telecast).

If you have a suggestion that is quick, snappy, and appealing to 
kids (ages 8-14 target audience) please send your Marvelous Mars 
factoid to: for consideration.  
Include your full name, school, location, grade level/subject.

Remember to keep in mind the Marvelous Mars factoids used in 
the past programs and those which are especially appealing to kids!

Sample Marvelous Mars Factoid from 4/24/97 program:
  Past MM factoids pose a question...

        "The Pathfinder arrives on Mars July 4, 1997, but
        there is a month that might be >even more< appropriate,
        Do you know which month and why?"  

  Others point out interesting contrasts and similarities...

        "The highest temperature ever recorded on Mars = 17 degrees
        Celsius or about 63 degrees F.  The lowest temperature =
        minus 143 degrees Celsius or minus 225 degrees F.  A Martian Year
        = 687 Earth Days but a Martian Day is very similar to 
        Earth's at 24 hours and 37 minutes."


Jan Wee, moderator