August 29th, 2003

Stargazers relish the chance to get a close look at Mars The Herald

Dozens of telescopes set up on the Sultan High School football field found their target Wednesday in the southeast at about 9:20 p.m. Appearing among twinkling constellations in the clear sky was a bright object that looked to the naked eye like another star, just a lot brighter than the others.

October 4th, 2002

Chaos reigns supreme in out-of-this-world ‘Mars’ The Herald

Review: It might be impossible to navigate, but the show must go on. And so the Farndale Church Guild theater group — the British version of the five stooges, the reason directors take up knitting and which is pictured under incompetence in the dictionary — return in the Edge of the World Theatre’s production of David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr.’s comedy, “They Came From Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in Time for the Townswomen’s Guild’s Coffee Morning.”

September 5th, 2002

Virtual trip to Mars launches lesson on problem-solving The Herald

Northside Elementary School students took a cosmic trip to Mars, the red planet, on Wednesday without having to leave the earth’s atmosphere. The school is the only one in the 5th Congressional District to receive NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, which is funded through a grant awarded to Northside, said Principal Linda Crute. Students have the opportunity to become actively involved in the Mars Global Surveyor mission by learning about the Martian environment and making discoveries along with mission science teams.

May 18th, 2002

Close encounter with Mars The Herald

These kids know more about geology and space travel than most people, knowledge they showed during a visit Friday from a NASA scientist. The fourth- and fifth-graders at Cedar Wood Elementary School in Mill Creek had lots of questions for Joy Crisp, a scientist working on the Mars Exploration Rover Project set for launch in 2003, who discussed her life’s work with rocks. “How far does the RAT grind into the rock?” asked Andrew Liechty, a fifth-grader. His classmates didn’t need to be told that RAT is an acronym for rock abrasion tool, a diamond-studded device on the yet-to-be-named land rovers that will allow scientists to drill and study the insides of rocks on Mars.