The JPL website has a lot of fascinating stories for you astro folks right now!
There's one story about new evidence of ancient volcanic explosions
on Mars and another about the molten core of Mercury. Ice on Mars?
Read all about it! There are also details about JPL Open House and,
drumroll please......What's Up for May, my new monthly podcast!
You can get to the 2 minute podcast from the JPL main page:
The JPL education page has the video,
and tools for amateur astronomers, such as sky charts you can
download, links to amateur astronomy networks, and this is where the
What's Ups will be archived. This month we feature the Dawn mission's
Amateur Observer Program, since I talk about observing the asteroid
Vesta - that's where the Dawn Mission will be heading later this
For those of you with iPods you can subscribe to the NASA Jet
Propulsion Laboratory video and audio podcasts (podcasts are free and
on iTunes under science podcasts) and have "What's Up" and other JPL
podcasts downloaded automatically every month when you sync your
iPod. Of course you can watch them on your computer too!
Our next sidewalk dates will be May 18 and 19. May 19 is also JPL
open house. Se you then! Jane
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini Saturn Observation Campaign