ARISS Contact requests for 2018

To the IARU Region 1 Member Societies ARISS wishes to shorten the waiting time for a school conversation with an astronaut or a cosmonaut on board the International Space Station. Candidate schools are invited to submit an Application in the period February – April 2017. Selected schools can expect to benefit from an ARISS contact in the period February 2018 - June 2018.   IARU Region 1 Member Societies are invited to publish the information “ARISS School Contacts – Call for Candidate Schools” in their magazine as soon as possible, during the months preceding the Application period and starting from January 2017.   The idea is to reach schools that could be interested in setting up an ARISS School Contact. A good approach would be to publish the announcement in educational magazines that are distributed to teachers in several countries. It is also possible to submit the information to the ministry of education.   The text of the press release is hereto appended. Thank you for your support. 73, Stefan Dombrowski – ON6TI ARSPEX W.G. chairman Press Release   ARISS School Contacts – Call for Candidate Schools   Schools interested in an educational space conversation with an astronaut/cosmonaut on board the International Space Station are invited to submit an Application. ARISS-Europe will collect Applications from schools in Europe, Africa and the Middle East during three months: February, March and April 2017. The Application form is available at: http://www.ariss-eu.org/schoolcontacts.htm Please download the “ARISS_Application_Form” in the left side column of the webpage. The Application is to be submitted by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Together with the Application, the school is invited to present a space oriented educational project. The Applications will be examine in May 2017. Schools will be select for an ARISS radio contact with an astronaut or a cosmonaut on board the International Space Station in the following school year, during the period February – June 2018. More details are available here: http://www.ariss-eu.org/school-contacts Thank you for circulating this information to interested schools. Emanuele D’Andria – IØELE ARISS-Europe chairman