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Looking for the International Space Station

March 4, 2010

 

International Space StationHoly Cross teacher, Mrs. Gittinger, has offered her fourth-grade scientists five extra credit points if they go out to look at the International Space Station as it passes overhead tonight.

Read more about the Monarchs in Space program that Mrs. G. blogged about in December.

For those who would like to do some star/satellite gazing in our area, here’s where and when to look:
Thu, March 04 / 07:27 p.m.
NASADuration = 3 minutes
Max Elevation = 49 degrees
Approach = 30 degrees above W horizon
Departure = 21 degrees above NNE horizon

Find out more about space station sighting opportunities on NASA’s Web site.  Click on Sighting Opportunities, select United States and click on Go to Country, then select your state and a city.  Days with the highest Max Elevation are best, so tonight should be good, if it’s clear.

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