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A Valentine's Day Return to Comet Tempel 1

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KEY DATES/TIMES (accurate as of 1/6/2011)
January 24, 3:00 pm PST:
Overview Telecon for Museum Alliance, Solar System Ambassadors, Solar System Educators Call-in: 1-888-282-0432 Passcode: Ambassador
February 5, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST:
Comets and Asteroids Educator Conference at NASA/JPL, Pasadena, CA. Recommended for Grades 5 - 8. Available on NASA Digital Learning Network (DLN) (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=234) (More information coming early next week, if you desire to participate virtually.)
February 14, 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm PST:
NASA TV coverage (webcast as well)
February 14, 8:36 pm PST:
Closest approach to comet Tempel 1 (200 km)
February 15, Midnight to 1:30 am PST:
NASA TV coverage (webcast as well)
February 15, 1:00 am PST:
Complete download of early images of comet's nucleus
February 15, 10:00 am (possibly 11:00 am PST):
Post-encounter press conference (on NASA TV and webcast)

For updates to the NASA TV coverage, as well as information on how to view NASA TV via satellite and web, go to the NASA TV Schedule.

Watch NASA TV (Public, Media and Education Channels) on your computer using Windows Media, Real player or QuickTime.

View the NASA TV Schedules.

During Space Shuttle Missions, view the Daily Schedule for NASA TV.

Getting NASA Television via Satellite: In the United States, NASA Television's Public, Education and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals, carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude, with a downlink frequency of 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, data rate of 38.860 MHz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and 3Ž4 FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. NASA TV HD Programming: HD Program = 105/Compression Format = MPEG-2/Video PID = 0x52 hex / 82 decimal/ MPEG-1 Layer II Audio PID= 0x53 hex / 83 decimal/ AC-3 Audio PID = 0xEE hex /238 decimal. If you have problems receiving NASA TV Channels please call 202-358-0024 or 202-358-0309.

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