Showing posts with label space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label space. Show all posts

Sunday, August 27, 2023

NASA shares images from space to monitor North American air quality

via NASA
TEMPO, the first space-based instrument to continuously monitor North American air quality with the resolution of a few square miles, released its first maps:

TEMPO studies the effects of traffic, fertilizer, and fire to the neighborhood level.

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NASA shares images from space to monitor North American air quality
NASA shares images from space to monitor North American air quality

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Space Needs / Facilities Analysis Sub Committee - Mar 29 - 6:30 PM (virtual only)

Franklin Public Schools
Franklin School Committee

Space Needs & Facilities Assessment Sub Committee

March 29, 2022 - 6:30 P.M.  -  Virtual Only

"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."

● Call to Order
● Subcommittee Objective, Goals & Expectations
● Space Needs & Facilities Assessment Historical Context
● Known Facilities Needs (maintenance, repairs, etc.)
● Review of Next Steps/Action Items
● Finalize Meeting Schedule
● Adjournment

Space Needs / Facilities Analysis Sub Committee
Space Needs / Facilities Analysis Sub Committee

Saturday, July 29, 2017

"the problem-solving that goes along with a mission to Mars"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"When Sunita Williams was growing up in Needham, NASA’s space shuttle program, construction of an orbital lab and trips to the moon figured large in the future astronaut’s imagination. 
It’s different for young people now, she says. For them, the shuttle program is old school, the International Space Station (ISS) is an orbital fixture zooming around the earth 16 times a day, and dreams of moon trips have been replaced by imagining trips to — and even colonization of — a more distant frontier: Mars. 
This idea of an attainable Mars is at the center of the Netflix documentary “The Mars Generation,” which is among the films scheduled for screening at the 26th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival starting this weekend."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Article posted earlier:

Home page for The Mars Generation
Home page for The Mars Generation

The IMDB page for The Mars Generation

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Yeah, it’s a habitat. But it’s really just a box." (video)

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Josh Rich is a self-described “space nerd”– has been since before he could read – and his passion could one day be something for which astronauts heading to Mars will be grateful. 
That’s because the recent Franklin High School graduate has his sights set on helping get people comfortably to and settled on the red planet, Earth’s closest neighbor. 
Already, Rich is among a group of space visionaries NASA is calling “The Mars Generation,” and he is prominently featured in the recently released Netflix film of the same name. 
“It was filmed two summers ago, when I last went to Space Camp,” said Rich, adding that most films normally take about 18 months to two years to complete."

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Home page for The Mars Generation
Home page for The Mars Generation

The IMDB page for The Mars Generation

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Franklin Library: Space Adventures

"Space Adventures" with Ms Marsha will be held at the Franklin Library Tuesday, Aug 12 at 2:00 PM. Ideally for toddlers and youth ages 2 to 6. Registration can be done at the Circulation Desk.

Space Adventures with Ms Marsha
Space Adventures with Ms Marsha

This was shared from the Library posting

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Feature at Franklin Downtown Partnership web page

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via Franklin Downtown Partnership by (Franklin Downtown Partnership) on 4/11/12

We are introducing a new feature on our website -- we have created a space for our members to advertise downtown retail and office space they have available. We have called it simply "Office and Retail Space Available" and you can find it on the right-hand side of the page under the Downtown Partnership Calendar and next to the Downtown Partners' Links

We start this feature off with a listing from Joseph Byrne of Byrne Financial Freedom, LLC

Do you have property you'd like us to list? Contact Lisa at with the pertinent information. We will list your property for one month. 

Looking for more properties? Please feel free to contact one of our many member realtors via their link on the right side of this page for more information.

Things you can do from here:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Tri-County is the only high school in the Northeast to be chosen"

Last summer, Tri-County's engineering program was selected by MIT to participate in the NASA HUNCH program, in which students come up with real-world products to be used on space shuttles. With the help of an MIT faculty member, they hope to put their inventions to the test on a zero gravity aircraft, or space simulator, in April. 
The school had worked with MIT on projects before and had a student co-op at the university, said Bakr. 
"Every year, students indicate an interest in aerospace engineering," said Bakr, who has taught at Tri-County for eight years. 
"Typical schools in the program propose one idea, instead we proposed four. NASA liked three of the ideas," he said.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Live reporting - Discussion only items

Added charge to the Space Needs subcommittee

Have the district changes in population shift the district has seen sufficient to re-district
are the changes sufficient to consider going to a half-day kindergarten

We are talking about a possible re-districting for the next school year 2011-2012

Sabolinksi - The kindergarten committee will be prepared for input to the Space Needs Subcommittee

Franklin, MA

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Live reporting - space needs

3. Discussion Only Items
A. Space Needs Sub Committee Report and Modular Rubric
Roberta Trahan - subcommittee chair
Space at the high school but most other space has been utilized
Looking for direction from the committee overall on what to do next, i.e. re-districting

Rohrbach - Davis Thayer space, Town has not yet financed to remove the modular units (although approved by School Committee).

Trahan - with the modulars out, there would be some space depending upon the enrollment at the time

Horace Mann is using space that would otherwise be Oak Streets not the other way around.

Sherlock - Clarification on the use of the rubric, a four point scale but some of the pages had two numbers, hence you couldn't make a decision?
Trahan - yes, some of the modular units fell between the status categories

Sherlock - I was also anticipating that the room capacities would be included so one could assess the true space needs and capacity requirements of what we have and what we need.

Discussion on minor re-districting possible to address crowding at JF Kennedy, Keller and shift to elsewhere.

Sabolinski - We started the re-districting process with space needs, an enrollment projection.
Roy - the last one we did was 2001, so it has lasted for quite some time
Cafasso - we need to look at where these is growth, as you go around town, there is new building coming. Look at the housing turnover, particularly with the elderly leaving at some point to "cash in" on their housing values.

That segways nicely into out budget discussion

Franklin, MA

Sunday, June 28, 2009

"great for sharing ideas with fellow educators"

Posted Jun 27, 2009 @ 11:53 PM


If Jim Schliefke ever had the chance to go to space, he'd jump at the chance.

"I'd definitely go," he said this week , affirming the declaration with a nod.

It was a courageous statement coming from someone who, just the week before, had crash-landed the space shuttle in water.

But then, it was only his first landing, clarified the nine-year Horace Mann Middle School science teacher as he sat in his classroom recalling the incident - and nobody was hurt.

It was all part of a simulation, with Schliefke cast as space shuttle pilot, at the Space Academy for Educators, a program offered at Space Camp.

The Franklin resident was among 16 educators from around the globe who spent a week in astronaut-style training, and discovering new ways to inspire their students.

Read the full article about Space Camp in the Milford Daily News

The article announcing Jim Schliefke's trip can be found here

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Q & A 4 - Other revenue sources? Closing Davis Thayer? Nutting, Ogden respond (audio)

From the Franklin Override Information Forum coordinated by the Joint Parent Communication Councils and held on Wednesday, 5/28/08. 

Q - What about other revenue sources. Mother of 3 children, one a junior at the high school and facing significant cuts. She has heard of the 4 Corners Building, how will that help? She has also heard about the possible closure of Davis Thayer? 

A - Nutting explaining that the 4 Corners Building is a capital revenue and to be used for other capital not for operational expenses. In MA, all tax authority is vested at the state level. Our industrial parks are pretty full. The Council has re-zoned some land and that is still in the process of development. 

A - Ogden, referencing the space needs committee whose work is underway. There are the portable classrooms coming to an end of life that will need to either be absorbed or replaced. The school district wants to move cautiously due to problems with re-districting. There are 800 empty residences in town, there are a number of open permits for buildings to come online, there is potential for growth in the school population so closing schools prematurely could create greater problems. 

Time: 7 minutes, 18 seconds MP3 File

Friday, May 16, 2008

In the News - Closing Davis Thayer not an Option

Posted May 15, 2008 @ 09:46 PM


Shutting down Davis Thayer Elementary School to save money is not going to happen any time soon, or possibly ever, says Superintendent Wayne Ogden, despite suggestions to that effect.

Closing the 16-classroom elementary school on West Central Street was one of a number of ideas raised in conversations between town and school leaders as a way to salvage some cash.

Davis Thayer, the town's oldest elementary school, aside from the one-classroom Red Brick School, was singled out because of its relatively high cost per pupil, said Ogden, compared to the district's other, newer elementary schools: John F. Kennedy, Helen Keller, Jefferson, Gerald M. Parmenter and Oak Street.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here