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Voyager Show to Feature Student Questions

Voyager Show to Feature Student Questions Artist's concept showing Voyager 1 and 2 approaching interstellar space. Image credit: NASA/JPL


April 25, 2011

Apr. 28 update: An archive of NASA TV's Voyager program can be seen on http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14333686 .

Through May 30, 2011, classrooms can send questions about the Voyager Mission and have the answer posted on the Voyager website. Details are here: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/news/april_28_questions.html .


Classrooms and the general public are invited to watch a live NASA TV program about the 33-year journey of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft to the edge of our solar system, where they are currently 10 billion miles away from our sun. In a few years, humanity's farthest explorers will transition into the medium between stars -- interstellar space.

The live program will air on Thursday, Apr. 28 at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern. It can be viewed on NASA TV and on the web at http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 .

Questions from five schools around the United States will be part of the panel discussion. Classrooms can continue to send questions, which will be answered on the Voyager website. Details are below.

The participants on the Apr. 28 science panel are:

-- Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist and professor of physics, California Institute of Technology

-- Ann Druyan, creative director, Voyager Interstellar Message Project; Carl Sagan's co-author and widow

-- Suzanne Dodd, Voyager Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

-- Merav Opher, Voyager Guest Investigator and assistant professor of astronomy, Boston University

How to Submit a Question:

Questions must be submitted by Memorial Day, May 30, 2011. Due to resources, only one question and answer per class will be posted on the Voyager website (voyager.jpl.nasa.gov and www.nasa.gov/voyager). Teachers interested in submitting a classroom question should email jplspaceeducation@gmail.com and put "Voyager Question" in the subject line.

Resources:

There are many websites to help gather information for questions. Here are a few to check:

NASA/JPL Voyager website: voyager.jpl.nasa.gov

Space Weather Media Viewer:   http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/spaceweather/ (go to Videos on the left and use the drop-down menu for videos to select heliosphere

Space Place: Voyager: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/voyager/index.shtml

JPL Virtual Field Trip (visit the "Sun Zone" once you go inside): http://virtualfieldtrip.jpl.nasa.gov/smmk/top/gates