Some of our most prominent astronomers are taking time out of their busy schedules to work with K-12 students. The students have been given the opportunity to do real science observations using the Hubble Space Telescope, which will be featured on NASA TV and on public television in March and April.
This project began with an active discussion and debate through Internet resources. The students were asked to go on-line and conduct research as to which planet in our solar system would be best to study. Neptune and Pluto were chosen as target planets by the students serving as Hubble Space Telescope "Co-Investigators." Between now and the observing period, mission planners will be busy transforming the students' selection into detailed observation plans. Students involved in the project will continue going on-line to follow the progress of their upcoming observations.
The students will be featured on "Live from the Hubble Space Telescope: Making Your Observations," which will air at 1:00 P.M. EST on March14. They will also be on "Live from the Space Telescope: Announcing Your Results" airing at 1:00 P.M. EST on April 23. The "Live from the Hubble Space Telescope" segments are part of the ongoing Passage to Knowledge series which provides access to "real science, real scientists, real locations, real-time" at little or not cost. This is accomplished through the integration of multimedia components such as print, on-line resources, and live video.
If you would like more information about the "Live from the Hubble Space Telescope" segments, visit the home page located at http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/lifefrom/hst.html. You may also send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, writing "subscribe updates-hst" in the message body with no subject or signature file. There is also an information hotline available at 1-800-626-LIVE.