ARSPEX

Saturday June 22, ARISS contact scheduled with school in Italy.

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants at Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, Catania, Italy. Astronaut will be Luca Parmitano, KF5KPD. The event is to start at approximately 14:57 UTC, which is 16:57 CEST. The contact will be a telebridge operated by ground station VK4KHZ, located in Queensland, Australia. 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. Moreover, the event will be webstreamed on http://www.livestream.com/amsat_italia

School presentation: The Galileo Galilei school has a good reputation for the scientific activities and the laboratory teaching offered to the students. It’s a school with almost 2000 students. Most of the students try to enter Medicine or Engineering after graduation. All students study English at any level. At school there are three labs with computers and Internet connection is available in any classroom.

Students are aged 14-18. The conversation will be conducted in Italian. Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows:

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Saturday April 27, ARISS contact with school in Italy.

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants at Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore Euclide, Bari, Italy. Astronaut will be Tom Marshburn KE5HOC. The event is to begin at approximately 11:17 UTC, which is 13:17 CEST. The contact will be a direct operated by IZ7RTN. Interested parties in Europe are invited to listen to downlink signals on 145.800MHz FM.

School presentation: Euclide School is a high school. It is an aeronautical school in Bari. There are boys and girls, aged 14-18. Bari is located in the South-east of the APULIA region, South-east of Italy. In its Curriculum the school focus on: aeronautical studies, Media Communication, Space Communication, the Environment, Science activities in lab. In this school there are the following laboratories: a chemistry; a physics; CAD; Topography and Photogrammetry; Aerotechnics; Radio and Radar Systems; Informatics (2 labs); Air Navigation; Meteorology; Air Traffic; There are also: an outdoor multigame Basketball/Volleyball court; a library with several PC; a staff room with a PC; a press office; HDSL Internet connection; an auditorium; 30 classrooms.

Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows:

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Thursday April 25, ARISS contact with school in Nunavut, Canada.

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants at Maani Ulujuk High School, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. Astronaut will be Chris Hadfield KC5RNJ/VA3OOG. The event is to begin at approximately 14:34:36 UTC, which is 16:34:36 CEST.

The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in North Italy. Interested parties in Europe are invited to listen to dowlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM.

School presentation: Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik (MUI) is located in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (Population Approximately 3000) on the North west side of Hudson Bay. It is one of three schools in the Rankin Inlet system and hosts grades 7 – 12. The current Maani Ulujuk building is approximately 32 years old and is the second of two buildings with the same name; the first being destroyed by fire. MUI was named after an Elder( Maani Ulujuk), who at the time of its naming, was the oldest elder in the community. There are 353 students, 24 teachers, 6 Student Support Assistants, 1 Secretary, 1 School Community Counsellor and 2 caretakers.

Even though we don’t have a space club, we do have a vibrant Science program which hosts a science fair annually and students have been exposed to the space program in the curriculum. Students and staff were excited last year when we were slated to do a space hookup in April; however, it did get cancelled and we are pleased that it is on again for this year. Students at MUI are great young leaders and they love to participate in novel events such as contacting the astronauts on the Space Station. This will be an awesome event and we look forward to participating.

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

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Tuesday April 23, ARISS contact with school in Maine, USA. Downlink audible in Europe.

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants at Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, USA. Astronaut will be Christopher J. Cassidy, KF5KDR. Maine is Cassidy’s home state. The event is to begin at approximately 14:38:47 UTC, which is 16:38:47 CEST. The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in North Italy. Interested parties in Europe are invited to listen to dowlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM.

School presentation: In an arrangement proposed by the Bates College Museum of Art in conjunction with our 2012 exhibition Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography, local 8th Grade students are preparing to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station in April through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program (ARISS). Please keep up-to-date on contact details through bates.edu/museum/events/

Students from the Auburn and Lewiston middle schools will take part in the live radio communication. Members of ARISS were excited by how our project brought the world of art and creativity into a program aimed at science, technology, engineering and math classrooms. To prepare for the contact, students visited the exhibition as part of their space science unit, researched comets and geomagnetic storms, modeled the solar system, explored citizen-science projects like Galaxy Zoo, and, using NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day as a model, researched Starstruck images and wrote paragraphs explaining their significance.

It is gratifying to see an art exhibition ignite so much interest in such a wide variety of subjects, and especially to see a reunification of art and science achieved through this exhibition and the ARISS program. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins and Congressman Michael Michaud have been invited to attend the event.

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

Read more: Tuesday April 23, ARISS contact with school in Maine, USA. Downlink audible in Europe.

Saturday April 20, ARISS contact with school in Canada. Downlink audible in Europe

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants at Gray Mountain Primary School, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The event is to begin at approximately 18:47:50 UTC, which is 20:47:50 CEST.

The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in North Italy. Interested parties in Europe are invited to listen to dowlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM.

School presentation: The incredible opportunity to speak with the I.S.S. and Chris Hadfield has sparked a frenzy of space related themes and ideas throughout our school and inspired the community. Our small school has been transformed into a space education station with student-created learning displays and artwork throughout. The kids have been reading and writing using space to inspire imaginations and incorporating space exploration into math and science lessons. We have a local artist who is coming to build a life size Soyuz spacecraft out of recycled materials with the Grade 2s and 3s and the media is incredibly excited. The entire process is being documented with pictures and video from the ground, which will lead up to the contact and everyone involved is on pins and needles.

 

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

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