#2: Learning About Mars

Ares: Learning About Mars
Volume 1 - Issue 2
Autumn 1999


Cover Design Contest
Known Issues

System Requirements
Order (not yet available)


The focus of this second issue of Ares: The Mars Society's CD-ROM Magazine is educational outreach.  We have gathered curriculum on Mars from all over the world and added background information about the planet.  We have an extensive archive of missions from the past, present, and future.  We offer a complete Mars atlases for reference and viewing.  We've included a special screensaver package from the Mars DVD (permission was given by the DVD producer who is a Mars Society member.)  We also feature information useful to Mars Society members, like high-resolution images of the Mars Society slideshow.  You can take the CD to a print shop and get transparencies made of them.  Also included is an archive of all official Mars Society bulletins and much more.

Table of Contents

Forward from Jim Burk, Ares CD-ROM Task Force

Teacher's Guide

  • Mars Curriculum by the Mars Society's Education Task Force
  • Mars Curriculum by The Mars Academy (Argentina Chapter)
  • Teacher's Guide and other Materials

Learning About Mars

  • General information about Mars & missions (from MarsNews.com)
  • Clickable Mars Atlas (NASA/Ames)
  • Images from Mars Global Surveyor / Pathfinder / Viking / Mariner
  • Mars Screensavers from The Red Planet Mars DVD (MarsDVD.com)
  • Research Papers about Mars Exploration & Terraforming

The Mars Society

  • Chapter One of The Case for Mars 
    by Dr. Robert Zubrin, President of the Mars Society
  • The Founding Declaration of The Mars Society
  • Archive of all official bulletins from the Mars Society
  • Official Mars Society slide show and script
  • Other information and multimedia features

Cover Design Contest

We are having a contest to design the cover of this Issue.  Please submit your cover design ideas to the Ares Mailing List -- the ones we don't use we'll post here on the website like last time.  

The focus of this issue is learning about mars and educational outreach, so design your cover accordingly.  Please do not use any works we require permission to use -- NASA images & works are public domains so they can be used.

Click here for last Issue's cover design contest.

Known Issues

Issue #2 has not yet shipped.  Check back after we've released the code for any new problems we've found.


Web Browser & System Requirements 


Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000
Internet Explorer 4.0 or above (5.0 recommended and included on CD)
Netscape Navigator 4.0 or above
Instructions: Insert CD in drive 
            or open the file D:\menu.htm in your web browser
To Install IE 5.0: 
    Click Start, select Run and type in the box: 


Power Macintosh - Mac OS 8 or above
Internet Explorer 4.0 or above (4.5 recommended) 
Netscape Navigator 4.0 or above
Instructions: Open the file menu.htm in your web browser


Any GUI Window Manager than can run:
Netscape Navigator 4.0 or above (4.7 recommended)
Instructions: Open the file menu.htm in your web browser


You will be able to order this Issue directly from this website.  Check back here after Issue #2 ships.


Copyright 2000 Ares CD-Rom Task Force - The Mars Society
Comments & questions to: ares@marsnews.com or ares-cdrom@chapters.marssociety.org