Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.

Multimedia Resources

Elementary School
Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth. New York: Holiday House, c1994. ISBN: 0-8234-1072-2.

Brewster, Patricia. Ellsworth and the Cats from Mars. New York: Houghton Mifflin, c1981. ISBN: 0-395-30364-8.

Eco, Umberto and Carmi, Eugenio. The Three Astronauts. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1989. ISBN: 0-152-86383-4.

Mars. Odyssey, May, 1996 issue. Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing. (WWW site at or call: 603-924-7209)

Red Planet Connection (K-2 or 3-5 Edition): The Science Magazine for Future Martians. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University. (Contact Tricia Dieck at 602-965-1788 or email Tricia at: $30.00 for 30 copies, four times per year.)

Slote, Alfred. My Robot Buddy. New York: J. B. Lippincott, c1975. ISBN: 0397-31641-0.

Vogt, Gregory. Mars and the Inner Planets (A First Book). New York: Franklin Watts: c1982. ISBN: 0-531-04384-3.

Young, Ruth. A Trip to Mars. New York: Orchard Books, c1990. ISBN: 0-531-05892-1.

Hugg-A-Planet Mars. 8" diameter soft pillow that includes Martian features. Order from the Planetary Society (see list of organizations) Item #528, $15.00 non-members,/$14.00 member.

Mars (full disk); Mars Atmosphere. Color Prints 20" X 16" from The Planetary Society. ($9.00 each)

Mars Alpha City and Marsville Simulations. (See Middle School Resource List)

Mars Globe by Repolgel. 12" diameter globe portrays Mars at a scale of 1:250,000. Color of globe is similar to the Martian surface. Detail of Martian features based on 6,000 Viking images. ($89.00 Carolina Science & Math Catalog. Call 1-800-334-5551)

Mars Map. 39" X 40" Mercator projection combining albedo markings with thousands of craters, mountains and other surface features. ($7.95; Order from Sky and Telescope)

Mars Pathfinder Landing Animation. Produced by Engineered Multimedia, Inc under direction from NASA JPL. Roswell, GA: Engineered Multimedia, c1996. (8 minute, color videotape) Send $9.95 plus $3.00 shipping and handling to: Engineered Multimedia, Inc., 800 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway, Suite 100, Roswell, GA. 30076.

Middle School

Brewster, Duncan. Mars. (Planet Guides) New York. Miles Cavendish, c1992. ISBN:1-85435-372-1.

Consolmagno, Guy and Davis, Dan M. Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope and How to Find Them. Revised edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, c1995.

Hamilton, Virginia. Willie Bea and the Time the Martians Landed. New York: Greenwillow, c1983. ISBN 0-688-02390-8.

Hoover, H.M. The Winds of Mars. New York: Dutton Children's Books, c1995. ISBN: 0-525-45359-8. Winner of the Parent's Choice Award.

Mars Underground News. Newsletter. Pasadena, California: The Planetary Society. Published four times a year. ($15.00 non-members, $10.00/members; contact The Planetary Society at 1-800-969-MARS or E-mail

Red Planet Connection, Grades 6-8: The Science Magazine for Future Martians. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University, 1996. ($30.00 for 30 copies per classroom, issued quarterly. Contact Tricia Dieck at 602-965-1788 or E-mail Tricia at

Simon, Seymour. Mars. New York: William Morrow and Company, c1987. ISBN: 0-688-06584-8.

Sky Publishing Corporation, c1996. Monthly sky maps, astronomy clubs, planetariums, and Internet resources, Hubble images, how to buy a telescope, and more. (Cost $4.95. E-mail: or call: 800-253-0245)

Stine, G. Harry. Handbook of Model Rocketry. Revised Fifth Edition. New York: Prentice Hall Press, c1987. ISBN: 0-668-05360-7.

The Universe at Your Fingertips: An Astronomy Activity and Resource Notebook. Edited by Andrew Franknoi. San Francisco, CA: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, c1995. ISBN: 1-8886733-00-7. ($29.95; Call ASP at: 1-800-335-2624 to order.)

Vogt, Gregory. Viking and the Mars Landing. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press, c 1991. ISBN: I-878841-32-7.

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds. Complete and unabridged. New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, c1987. ISBN: 0-812-50515-8.

Wilford, John Noble. Mars Beckons: The mysteries, the challenges, the expectations of our next great adventure in space. New York: Vintage Books, c1990. ISBN: 0-679-73531-3.

Destination: Mars. Software. Redmond, WA: Compu-Teach, c1995. IBM/Mac diskette and CD-ROM. ($39.95; Contact Compu-Teach at 1-800-44-TEACH. E-mail: ($39.95; Contact Compu-Teach at 1-800-44-TEACH. E-mail:

Mars City Alpha Kit. Simulation. Produced by The Challenger Center. Alexandria, VA: The Challenger Center. ($85.00 plus shipping; contact The Challenger Center. See lists of organizations)

Quest for Planet Mars. (Space Age) Produced and written by Gary Hines. Videotape. WQED/Pittsburgh and NHK/Japan in association with the National Academy of Sciences, c1992. (58 minutes, color) (Call 1-800-262-8600, Public Media Video)

PC Sky: The Sky Simulator. Software for the IBM PC. Produced by CapellaSoft. La Mesa, CA: CapellaSoft. Complete virtual night sky. (Call 800-827-8265 or E-mail:

Planet Mars Plus Mercury - Exploration of a Planet. Videotape. Video Presentation. Whittier, CA: Finley-Holiday Film Corp. (60 minutes). Two award winning NASA programs. ($24.95; available from the Planetary Society)

Star Gazer: Guide to the Heavens. CD-ROM. Produced by Carina Software. San Ramon, CA: Carina Software. (Mac only; Windows version available late fall, 1996) (Contact Carina Software, 510-355-1266)

High School Print
Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, c1958.ISBN 0-385-03862-3.

Bova, Ben. Mars. New York: Bantam Books, c1993. ISBN 0-553-56241-X.

Cattermole, Peter. Mars, the Story of the Red Planet. New York: Chapman and Hall, c 1992. ISBN: 0-412-41140-3.

Clarke, Arthur C. The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars -- the illustrated story of man's colonization of Mars. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, c1995. ISBN 0-393-03911-0.

The Astronomy Village: Investigating the Universe. CD-ROM (Mac). Wheeling, WV: NASA Classroom of the Future, c1995. ($5.00 CD-ROM; $5.00 Teacher's Guide; $14.00 Intro video; Contact NASA Core for ordering information. See list of organizations)

Blues for a Red Planet (Cosmos Series) Videotape. Written and narrated by Carl Sagan. Directed by Geoff Haines-Stiles. Turner Home Entertainment, Atlanta, GA

Duplessis, Claude. Meridian Version 3.9. Shareware software for IBM/Windows. AstroMicro, 1996. ($25.00; E-mail or download demo at

The Martian Chronicle: A Publication of the Mars Exploration Program at NASA JPL. Electronic newsletter. Edited by David Dubov. Pasadena, CA: NASA JPL. (Distributed via E-mail; contact Cathy Davis at: or call: 1-818-354-6111. Available via the World Wide Web at

Our Solar System: Interactive CD-ROM Tour. Produced by Finley -Holiday Film Corp. Whittier, CA: Finley-Holiday Film Corp., c1995. ($24.95; Mac/IBM compatible. #CD-1 Call: 1-800-345-6707)

Viking 1 and 2 at Mars. Slides. Pasadena, CA: The Planetary Society. (40 slides with audio cassette; $13.95 non-members; $12.50 members)

Visions of Mars. The Planetary Society. 1994. (CD-ROM, IBM/MAC) Call: 1-800-969-Mars