There are a lot of really interesting multimedia offerings on the JPL
website this month.
On JPL's front page http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
What's Up - a short podcast showcasing a unique view of the night
sky. January's podcast is available, a little later than usual, due
to so much going on in space and science-wise, in January,
Cassini at Saturn Interactive Explorer - NASA's first 3-D interactive
mission experience using a web browser.
Explorer 1, the first US Earth-orbiting satellite, launched January 31, 1958
Scroll past the top features to News and Features for:
Cassini finds Rhythm in Saturn's Rings
January 29 - Asteroid zooms by Earth
And finally, NASA and Beatles celebrate anniversaries by beaming
"Across the Universe" into Deep Space.
We'll be offering some special viewing opportunities this month in
addition to our usual sidewalk astronomy on the 15th and 16th of
February. February 20 is the date of a total lunar eclipse, and the
viewing time will be much more convenient than the last one. You'll
be able to view the eclipse in the early evening from moonrise at
about 5:30 p.m., to totality at about 7:00 p.m. and then the eclipse
will be over at about 8:30. We'll send out more info on this sooner
to the date, but will bring some telescopes down to Library Park in
Monrovia on Wednesday the 20th, weather permitting.
Jane and Mojo (in Florida this week)
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini SOC http://soc.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
What's Up? http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/amateurastronomy/index.html