ARSPEX

ARISS contact with school in France re-scheduled March 9, 2013

The International Space Station school contact with participants at Lycee Polyvalent Anatole France, Lillers, France, first planned March 4, has been re-scheduled Saturday March 9, 2013. The event is to start at approximately 10:05:55 UTC, which is 11:05:55 CEWT.

The contact will be a direct radio contact operated by F4KIS. Interested parties in Europe are invited to listen to dowlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM. The contact will be conducted in English.

School Presentation:

Anatole France is a French high school located in Lillers, a small town in the center of the Pas-de-Calais department. There are about 850 students 15 to 20 years old. The science teachers and the local amateur radio club F6KIS, which became in 2010 the “Artois Lys Radio Club”, have developed a partnership since 2007 collaborating on projects to send sounding balloons into the stratosphere. This year, they are working with a group of students to contact the ISS. The students are preparing the TPE project for their final exam (Travaux Pratiques Encadrés). They need to define the subject of their research, find information about it and conduct experiments over a period of six months in order to give an oral presentation of their work in front of a jury.

Ten students have chosen to join the ARISS project for their TPE and are divided into three groups working on:

- Recycling in space.

- Travelling to space and back: taking off, putting a shuttle into orbit and landing it.

- The effects of weightlessness on the human body.

 

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

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ARISS contact re-confirmed

The ARISS educational school contact with Lycée Anatole France, Lillers, France has been re-confirmed for Monday 4 March 2013 at 11:06, wghich is 12:06 CEWT.

ARISS contact cancelled

The ARISS educational school contact, scheduled Monday 4 March, with Lycée Anatole France, Lillers, France, has been cancelled due to onboard activities related to the arrival of SpaceX Dragon.

The contact will be re-scheduled.

ARISS contact planned February 28, 2013 – Downlink signals readable in Europe

An International Space Station school contact has been planned Thursday February 28, 2013 with participants at 4th Dimotiko Scholeio Chaidariou, Chaidari (near Athens), Greece. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:42 UTC , which is 10:42 CEWT and 11:42 EEWT. Astronaut Tom Marshburn KE5HOC will answer students’ questions.

The contact will be a direct radio contact operated by J41ISS. Interested parties in Europe are invited to listen to dowlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM. The contact will be conducted in English.

School Presentation:

Our school is located in Chaidari, a suburb in the north-west of Athens. It was constructed in 1978, but it is now being renovated so as to be more energy efficient. It is a two-storey building with 16 classrooms, a Head office and a stuff room. It serves 256 pupils, aged between 6 and 12 years old, from 1st Grade through 6th Grade.

It is stuffed by a headmistress and 24 teachers, 12 of whom teach all subjects required in the curriculum (that is: Greek Language, Mathematics, Geography, History, Science, Religious Education) plus two Physical Education teachers, a Music lessons teacher, two English language teachers, a French language teacher, a German language teacher, a teacher of Art, a teacher for Theatre, an Information & Technology teacher and a teacher responsible for the afternoon zone study. There is also a teacher who helps those pupils with special educational problems.

The official lessons are in the morning (Monday – Friday) start at 8:10a.m. and finish at 2:00p.m. All pupils attend morning lessons, but those pupils whose both parents work, stay on at school and they study and prepare their homework for the next day starting at 12:30 p.m. and finish at 4:15p.m. Our school has constantly been taking part in various projects such as Environmental projects, Health projects, Music and Sports events and any activity that stimulates and advances the students mentally or physically.

Our students have won a lot of prizes and awards, too. Two years ago our school participated in “Comenius”, a European program in collaboration with other European schools from France, Spain, Norway, Italy, etc. The project was “Parks and Gardens of our Cities” and all the students were very keen on working on it, producing excellent results.

 

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

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ARISS contact planned February 22, 2013 – Downlink signals readable in Europe

An International Space Station school contact has been planned February 22, 2013 with participants at Uplands Elementary School, Penticton, BC, Canada. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:36 UTC , which is 20:36 CEWT. Chris Hadfield KC5RNJ/VA3OOG will answer students’ questions.

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

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.

“Dear Chris: You will be talking to students (K-6) throughout the South Okanagan & Similkameen Valleys in beautiful British Columbia. We have students & home school students from Penticton, West Bench, Oliver & Keremeos. The event is being hosted at Uplands Elementary, a school located in Penticton. Lisa Edwards, Principal, believes that students can “SOAR with a view to excellence” in the right environment.There have been a team of people in the community whose goal is to make the Ham Radio contact with you a part of a wider educational experience that will inspire students & educators to continue to explore STEM & space exploration for years to come. Thank you for your time and inspiration Chris!!!”

 

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

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