Monrovia High School has been one of six schools in the nation chosen to
host a downlink from the International Space Station this year! The
downlink event will take place on Tuesday, March 5^th . All the 5^th
graders and all the 8^th graders in MUSD will travel to the MHS
Auditorium to be part of this amazing event!
As the kick -- off for this event, MHS is hosting their first Science
Expo tomorrow, Saturday March 2 10-2 p.m. and a star parety 6-8 p.m.
This fun, free, public family event includes demonstrations from the
Santa Fe Dam RC Modelers Club, UniTek lazers, FIRST Robotics, and GAVRT
Other booths will include glider making, Pinewood Derby and MHS Chess
Club workshops, and information from the Deep Space Network, NASA/IPAC
(CalTech Infrared Processing and Analysis Center) , the Planetary
Society. The Sidewalk Astronomers will be sharing views of the sun
through several different solar telescopes. Food will be sold, including
hot dogs, pizza, and smoothies. This event will be on Saturday, March
2^nd in the MHS Quad from 10am to 2pm. You can stay later, and there wil
be a star party from dusk until 8 p.m. The school address is 845 W
Colorado Blvd Monrovia, CA 91016
In other news, I talk about the appearance of Comet PanStarrs in our
skies beginning about March 10 through early May in my monthly video.
The comet will be naked eye visible (somewhere between the magnitude of
the bright star Sirius below Orion, and the dipper stars, but also
extremely low to the horizon. An unobstructed view down to the horizon
will be necessary - the comet will not get above 10 degrees above the
horizon in March, higher but fainter in April and May. Binoculars will
help you pull the comet out of the murky horizon.
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Hope to see you Saturday for some fun with the sun!
Jane Houston Jones
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