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Saturday 28 December, ARISS contact planned with Scout group in The Netherlands

arisslogAn International Space Station educational radio contact has been planned Saturday 28 December with participants at Scouting Burgemeester Welschen Meerhove, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:08 UTC, which is 14.08 CEWT. This will be a direct radio contact between IR0ISS and PE6SBW. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM.

Presentation: Scouting Meerhoven has been set up in 2003. Our first official turnout was 10 years ago during the JOTA JOTI. During the last 10 years we have had several activities which were connected with transmitting (each year during the JOTA JOTI) and also with technic, air and space travel, as our scouts cabin is near Eindhoven airport. Now, 10 years on, we celebrate our Jubilee.

One of our Lustrum activities is the JOTA JOTI, by which we use FM frequency. For a whole weekend the scouting room has been transformed to a real radio station. The broadcasts’ are made by our youth and staff members. In the framework of the Jubilee we have made a request to NASA, because as a scouting group, we really like to have radio contact with one of the astronauts from the ISS. We are very supportive of space travel and during the coming period we have a couple of activities to prepare us for a possible contact with ISS.

The Friday evening group (cubs and scouts) will visit a observatory, they will make rockets from lemonade bottles and fire them off. The room of the beavers will be transformed to a cosmos with rockets and planets. The kids will make these themselves. The Saturday group (cubs and scouts) will rebuild a ISS station. During the coming weeks our activities will all be in the light of space travel. Our aim is that the children will make their acquaintance with the JOTA JOTI (transmission) as well as space travel. It would be great to close of our Jubilee with contact with ISS.

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Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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Monday November 4, ARISS contact planned with NY. Signals audible in Europe.

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY on 04 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:24 UTC, which is 15.24 CEWT. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be a telebridge between IR0ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

The Cradle of Aviation Museum, (CAM) located in Garden City; New York was opened in 2002 and is one of the premier aerospace museums in the nation. The mission of the museum is to inspire future generations with the spirit of discovery through the exploration of air and space technologies, to encourage students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while heightening the public’s awareness, understanding, and appreciation and preservation of Long Island’s role in the history and development of aviation and space technology.

The museum is home to the first magnet academy to open on Long Island. Opened in 2008, The Magnet Academy at the Cradle of Aviation has provided selected underserved high school students from several local districts who are interested in mathematics and science the unique opportunity to develop academic success through exposure to an accelerated curriculum that includes a "physics-first" science model (freshman students), mathematics, robotics, aeronautics, astronomy, and history.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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Saturday October 26, ARISS contact scheduled with schools in Italy

October 26, 2013 an International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Convitto Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele II” di Roma, Rome, Italy and Pediatrico Giovanni XXIII, Bari, Italy. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:55 UTC, which is 13:55 CEST.

The contact will be a direct between IRØISS and IKØUSO. The downlink signal will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM.

The event will be webcast live on http://www.cittadellamediterraneascienza.it/webtv.php#

Presentation: The Convitto Nazionale is a State co-educational boarding and day school, with both residential and semi-residential facilities, located in Rome. Our school provides students a top quality all-round education from Primary through Junior High school to High School levels (Liceo Classico - Liceo Scientifico - Liceo Classico Europeo - Sezione Liceo Scientifico a indirizzo sportivo - Liceo Musicale e Coreutico - Sezione Coreutica - Liceo Scientifico Internazionale con opzione Lingua cinese) Aula Confucio – Scuol@2.0 – Unesco Associated Schools

The pediatric hospital "Giovanni XXIII" of Bari is one of the two establishments of the social hospital-university public service corporation “Policlinico di Bari”.It is an unique structure in which are located different hospital wards. Since a long time it is leader of the regional program of humanization of the Apulia pediatric wards for the improvement of the quality of the pediatric hospital assistance.

The radio contact is expected to be conducted in Italian. Participants, aged 14-18, will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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Wednesday October 23, ARISS contact scheduled with schools in Italy

October 23, 2013 an International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at IPSSEOA, Castellana Grotte and Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos, Bitonto, Italy. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:43 UTC, which is 14:23 CEST. The contact will be a direct between IRØISS and IZ7RTN.

The downlink signal will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM.

The event will be webcast live on https://www.livestream.com/amsat_italia

IPSSEOA, Castellana Grotte

The School IPSSEOA in Castellana Grotte is a Secondary High School for Tourism: Hotel and Catering. It serves the educational needs of the town because it is the biggest Secondary High School in town. It caters for boys and girls, aged from 14 to 19 years. Located in one of the region’s tourist areas, it is in the centre of the pleasant town of Castellana Grotte, in the south-east of the APULIA region, south-east of Italy.In its Curriculum the school focus on: Catering and Hotel Reception Communication, Catering and Hotel Reception Competence, Media Communication, the Environment, Food and beverage critical analysis, Science activities in Food and beverage lab. The school has three locations, five computer rooms, a scientific laboratory of Food Science, 48 classrooms. At present there are 1000 students on roll and they attend the regular class daily, from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos, Bitonto

Our school “Liceo Classico e Linguistico C. Sylos “ is in Bitonto , a town near Bari in Puglia, south-east of Italy. It is divided in two courses: the Classics, specialized in classical languages as Latin and Greek, and the Linguistic which is specialized in modern languages as English , French, Spanish and German. The students who attend our school are about 600, and they come, above all, from Bitonto but also from near towns. Our students are from 14 to 19 years old. We do lots of extra activities in the afternoon , so the school is always opened until 8 pm. Our lyceum is located in the historical centre of Bitonto, it’s an old building which was built in the 17th century as a monastery. From monastery it became a school at the end of 19th century and a lot of important people in our town have been educated here.

The radio contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.

Participants, aged 14-19, will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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Saturday October 19, ARISS contact scheduled with schools in Italy

October 19, 2013 an International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto Comprensivo, Marzocchino Di Seravezza and Comprensivo Camaiore 3, Camaiore, Italy. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:55 UTC, which is 17:55 CEST.

The contact will be a direct between IRØISS and IQ5VR. The downlink signal will be audible in Europe on 145.800MHz FM.

The event will be webcast live on https://www.livestream.com/amsat_italia

The Comprehensive School "Camaiore" 3, with a school population of about 900 students, is located in the town of "Camaiore", and consists of "Capezzano" Childhood, Primary and Middle school, "Vado" Childhood and Primary school, "Frati" Primary school and "Santa Lucia" Childhood. The territory of Camaiore is delimited by the Apuan mountains and the sea, an environment in the foothill slopes towards the Versilia coast. The schools of the Comprehensive Institute serve the population of the central area, characterized by a large plane and some fraction on the first hills.

The radio contact is expected to be conducted in Italian. Participants, aged 13-14, will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

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