Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
>>>>>>THE PARTICIPANTS Thabet Peter Al Fishawi
Cairo, Egypt "Blackwell, Alex," Honolulu, Hawaii Linda Mitchell 7th Grade Homeschooler, Kansas Dave Grott Millbrook Elementary, Alden, NY Blessed Sacrament School -- Robert and Chris -- Washington, DC Charlotte Stevens --8th grade Class from Alpharetta, GA. >>>>>>THE WINNERS All six answers submitted were accurate, although some give more specific details. The answers were so close and so few in number that all names were entered in a prize drawing: Two winners were drawn... they are: Linda Mitchell -- homeschooler Lee Mitchell, Kansas and Charlotte Stevens, 8th graders: John Haley, but comes from Alison, Lori, Paul B., Joe M., James F., and Ashish CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! A SPECIAL AWARD CERTIFICATE AND TOKEN PRIZES WILL BE SENT TO YOU! ************************************************************************ >>>>>>>THE PARTICIPANT'S ANSWERS Thabet Peter Al Fishawi Subject: CHALLENGE QUESTION About Question #5, Angeline Stickney (1830-1892) was the wife of Asaph Hall who discovered Mars moons. She was known for her persistent encouragement to her husband as he strove to and eventually succeeded in the discovery of the satellites of Mars [ Phobos ] and so he called the biggest crater on Phobos after her name so as to show his gratitude to his wife. Thabet Al Fishawi "Blackwell, Alex" Sender: "Blackwell, Alex" Organization: City and County of Honolulu Subject: CHALLENGE QUESTION #5 Stickney was the maiden name of the wife of Asaph Hall, the astronomer who discovered the Martian moon Phobos in 1877. The significance of the name of the most prominent crater on Phobos lies in the fact that Mrs. Hall urged her husband to continue his search for Martian moons when he was at the point of giving up. Alex R. Blackwell Honolulu, Hawaii ------------ Linda Mitchell The Martian moons were discovered by Asaph Hall. He would look every night, in 1877, in his telescope for something in space near Mars. He wasn't having any luck and was giving up. His wife, Angelina Stickney, encouraged him to look one more night. The next night, he discovered the moons, Phobos and Deimos. Stickney is named in honor of his wife, because she told him not to give up. Lee Mitchell 7th grade Prairie Wind Christian Homeschool Kansas ------------ firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: Blessed Sacrament School Subject: Challenge Question #5 Challenge Question #5 Angeline Stickney(1830-1892), the wife of Asaph Hall, known for her persistent encouragement of her husband as he strove toward and eventually succeeded in the discovery of Mars' moons. Asaph, to thank his wife, named the largest crater on Phobos after her. Robert Cooper(14), Chris Donohue(14) Blessed Sacrament School ------------------ Dave Grott Subject: Re: Challenge Question Stickney Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 20:33:59 -0500 Ms. Stickney was the wife of Asaph Hall. Asaph was an astronomer at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. He was looking to see if Mars had any moons. He failed to see anything even though he looked over a long series of nights. He wanted to quit and give up because he was so discouraged but his wife kept encouraging him. When he discovered the moons he named the crater in her honor because she kept encouraging him and would not let him give up his dream. Mr.Grott's Class Millbrook, New York ----------------- Charlotte Stevens Subject: Re: Challenge Question Week#5 #5 This answer is written by John Haley, but comes from Alison, Lori, Paul B., Joe M., James F., and Ashish - Mrs. Stickney's real name is Angela Hall Stickney. Her critical role in the discovery was persuading her husband to keep searching for the moons. When her husband did find the moons he named the crater after her for her encouragement, because she didn't let him quit. ----------------