Published: Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:07
Written by ON4WF
An International Space Station educational contact is scheduled Wednesday August 7, 2013 with participants of Ecole Primaire Pasteur, Fleurance, France. The event is to begin at approximately 11:01:18 UTC, which is 13:01 CEST.
This will be a telebridge contact operated by LU1CGB, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The contact will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.
Presentation: Fleurance is a town located in the Gers department in the South-West of France, with a population of 6339 inhabitants. The most famous gastronomic specialities are the foie gras and more generally all the cooking with duck, the armagnac (a french digestive), melon and the astronomy. Every summer since 1981, Fleurance hosts the largest European Astronomy Festival where more than 50 astronomers and Space Science specialists are invited to present their research in front of several thousands of astronomy enthusiasts.
For 8 years, this Festival has developed a children festival, called Astro-jeunes, in order to introduce the mysteries of our Universe to children (aged 4 to 16 years old). For the 2013 edition, we have collaborated with the primary school of Fleurance and the CE2 students (10 years old) to prepare the contact with the International Space Station during the Festival. 80 children are involved in this preparation, and they have benefited from the expertise of the xociety "Le Monde de la Ferme des Etoiles" as well as of the team of Astro-jeunes (young researchers) to study the different components of the space station, the different steps of a rocket launch as well as the observation of the ISS during the night. More than 150 children will attend the contact with the ISS, and they will meet astronaut Michel Tognini during the week of the 8th Astro-jeunes festival.
The conversation with astronaut Luca Parmitano KF5KDP will be conducted in French. Participants will ask as many of following questions as time allows:
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