There is a special homeschool class at the LodeStar Astronomy Center on January 2 from 8:30-4:30. The class will take a special look at the new missions to Mars and what scientists hope to discover there. There is a nominal cost, and parents are welcome to attend, or can drop kids off to learn with other homeschoolers. Grades 1-8. There is a new Mars exhibit at the Museum and once the MERs land, live video feed at the Museum. Come learn what all the excitement is about, and if there is life on Mars. Call 841-5970 for information or to register.