Thu, 2 Feb 1995 17:49:02 -0600

Premier broadcast Thursday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. CT
SATELLITE: Telstar-302 - 85 degrees west - Transponder 2 vertical (Ch.3)
Frequency 3760 - Audio 6.2 and 6.8
CABLE: (see details below)
Additional resources via the MayaQuest Internet Center
via WWW :
via GOPHER: k-12
for more information:

A Series of Live Satellite Telecasts
Produced by the students of KHOP-TV Hopkins School District Television

#1 Thursday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. CT
#2 Thursday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. CT
#3 Thursday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. CT
#4 Thursday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. CT

You have a chance to take part in a modern-day expedition to help make
real discoveries. You're going to a place where you can still find lost
cities in the jungle, secret inscriptions that only a few people can
read, and tombs of ancient rulers.

Four times (at one month intervals) MAYAQUEST LIVE! will allow you to
follow a team of cyclist led by Minnesotan Dan Buettner on a expedition
into the Mayan world of Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. These
television programs will feature:

* video footage send back by the expedition
* studio guest and experts answering questions about the Maya
* Opportunity for your students to call in and ask question of the
Expedition members in Central America

The program will begin at 10:00am (CT) and will be 45 minutes long.
These programs are free to all schools. The program may also be taped
for replay for educational purposes. Feel free to duplicate this
information and share it with your colleagues.

The program includes the opportunity for your students to call in and
ask questions. When you call the studio, be prepared to give your name,
grade, school and question. A phone representative will answer the call,
take down the information and give you further instructions. The phone
number is (612) 988-4668.

There are three ways for you to receive this broadcast. Here is the
technical information:

85 degrees west
Transponder 2 vertical (Ch. 3)
Frequency 3760
Audio 6.2 and 6.8
If you have a programmable satellite receiver, select T2 Ch.3

The broadcasts will begin with a half-hour test signal, starting at 9:30
a.m. Central Time. On the television screen, the words MAYAQUEST LIVE!
will be displayed. If you see this on your television screen, you will
know that you are on the right channel to receive the broadcast. If you
have problems receiving the broadcast or other technical questions call
(612) 988-4668

Cable viewers in the 7 county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St.
Paul, will be able to receive the broadcast via Metro Cable Network,
regional channel 6

Many cable companies around the United States and Canada may carry this
broadcast on their educational access channels. Check with your local
cable provider to see if they would be willing to carry this broadcast.
They may request the technical information listed above. If your cable
company is carrying these broadcast, we would appreciate being notified
(see phone, fax, and addresses below) of the city, cable company and
channel number so that we may share this information with others in your

A program run-down an related curriculum resources are available via the
MayaQuest Internet Center through MECC and InforMNs (Internet for
Minnesota Schools)

Via World Wide Web (WWW) URL or
Via Gopher at in the directory "Best of K-12"
Via SCHLnet Newsgroups or Listserv subscription
(For more information about the MayaQuest Internet Center send an e-mail
message to:

Via e-mail:
If you do not have access to the Internet Center but do have an e-mail
address, you can receive a program run-down by sending your request to:

free curriculum guide:
A free 16 page study guide and map is available by sending a self
addressed 9x12 envelope stamped with $1.24 postage to: MayaQuest, 529 S.
7th St., Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55415

We hope you enjoy these programs, and encourage you to share your
comments. You may phone, fax, e-mail or snail mail your comments:

phone: (612) 988-4668 KHOP-TV
fax: (612) 988-4663 Hopkins High School
e-mail: 2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305