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:

 

1. Giovanni: Che tipo di cibo viene usato a bordo della ISS?

2. Noemi: Come vi organizzate in caso di emergenza o malore di un astronauta?

3. Davide : Come fate a mantenere in allenamento il vostro fisico a bordo della ISS?

4. Stefano: Quale tipo di esperimenti effettuate a bordo della ISS?

5. Sandro: E’ vero che gli alcuni abiti che usate a bordo possono essere regolabili (cambiare di taglia)?

6. Serena: Hai avuto voglia di tornare fuori la ISS dopo le tue due attività extraveicolari?

7. Francesco: Come viene rifornita la ISS?

8. Annateresa: Qual è la percezione del tempo a bordo della ISS?

9. Sandro : Come è stata costruita la ISS?

10. Mietta: Quanto dura la preparazione per una missione sulla ISS?

11. Tania: Avete bisogno di reintegrare vitamine, sali minerali e altro oltre l’alimentazione a bordo?

12. Luana: Quali sono le attività svolgi a bordo della ISS?

13. Francesco: I cibi che consumate nello spazio hanno una scadenza?

14. Edoardo: Si sta progettando una missione su Marte. Come stanno procedendo le attività di preparazione?

15. Sabrina: Ci sono aziende italiane che producono cibo per gli astronauti?

16. Gianluca: Con che frequenza hai contatti con I tuoi famigliari sulla terra?

17. Sabrina: Il vostro metabolismo si modifica in assenza di gravità?

18. Arcangelo: Qual è la cosa che più ti manca della terra?

19. Francesco : E’ vero che a bordo della ISS è stato installato un macchinario per il riciclo di rifiuti organici?

20. Pietro: Cosa pensi del turismo spaziale?

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters\' interest in science, technology and learning.