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ARISS School Contact planned with school in France PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 January 2011 13:22

An ARISS School Contact is planned for Collège Joseph Chassigneux, Vinay, France, Tuesday February 1 at 07:02 UTC, which is 08:02 CEWT. The School ”Joseph Chassigneux” is located in Vinay, south-east of France, between Grenoble and Valence, in the valley of the river «Isere», nearby the area of Vercors.The small school is surrounded by walnut trees. The pupils come mostly from the small neighbouring villages, so they essentially live in rural environment.

There are 500 pupils and 36 teachers. The pupils aged from 11 to 15 attend traditional lessons of a French school. They take part in many cultural and sport activities at school and also outside the school.

The students participating in the ARISS project worked on two subjects: space and the radio. They organised Science Days at school, they built satellite models, water rockets, electronic devices and published a newspaper explaining the project. Moreover, they participated twice in a regional hamradio exhibition in order to present their project to the visitors.

 

The ARISS contact will be the final step of the project on Space and Radio. The planned ARISS contact will be conducted in English. Interested parties can listen in on 145.800 MHz FM. Downlink signals will be audible over Europe.

 
ARISS School Contact planned with school in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 January 2011 11:12

An ARISS School Contact is planned for Primary school “Alessandro Cialdi”, Saturday,  29 January, 2010 at 10:31 UTC, i.e. 11:31 CEWT. Primary school "Alessandro Cialdi" belongs to the 2nd Learning District of Civitavecchia and counts about 300 students, 6 to 11 years old.

The school was build in 1926 and called "Alessandro Cialdi", a Civitavecchia renowned citizen who lived from 1807 to 1882 and was famous as Papal Navy commander, Head of the prestigious “Accademia dei Lincei”. Besides curricular subjects (italian, maths, science, english, etc.) the students participate to yearly projects, for instance the Comenius project called " Save the Planet",  in cooperation with seven european schools.

 

The planned ARISS contact will be a direct and interested parties can listen in on 145.800 MHz FM. Downlink signals will be audible over Europe. The ARISS event will be webcast on: http://www.livestream.com/AMSAT_Italia

 
Successful ARISS School Contact with school in Poland PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:49

Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace Nr I im. Stanislawa Staszica, Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland performed a succesful ARISS School Contact. The direct radio contact was first scheduled Tuesday January 18 at 12.03 UTC, which is 13.03 CEWT. Due to interference issues, the contact failed.The contact was re-scheduled Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 07:36 UTC which is 08.36 CEWT. The 8 minutes contact was successful.

Astronaut Catherine Coleman answered 20 questions. The audio quality was excellent. An audience of 150 participated to the event which was covered by 4 newspapers, 2 television stations (local and national) and one radio station. Congratulations to ground station operator SP7POS.

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.

 
ARISS School Contact planned with school in Belluno, Italy PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 January 2011 12:37

An ARISS School Contact is planned for Istituto Comprensivo “Marco da Melo”, Mel, Belluno, Italy Tuesday, 25 January, 2010 at 07:11 UTC, i.e. 08:11 CEWT.

The school is a state institute (primary and middle) and is meant for students aged 6 to 14 years old. It has about 250 students. Its name " Marco da Melo" comes from a historic character ( a painter ) of the 16th century. The school is situated in a wide valley, Val Belluna ( the valley of Belluno ). All the subjects included in the national regulations for this age bracket are taught: Italian, History, Geography, Science, Maths, foreign languages, Art, Music and I.T.. Some technological workshops have been started up for three years  and for the students of the last school year with the help of the radioamateurs of the local radio club of Feltre. Themes related to telecommunication are dealt with and experiments of electrophysics are carried out as well as CW tests. Footage and slides related to the world of the radio are shown.

The planned ARISS contact will be a direct and interested parties can listen in on 145.800 MHz FM. Downlink signals will be audible over Europe. The ARISS event will be webcast on: http://www.livestream.com/AMSAT_Italia

 

 
ARISS contact planned with school in Ladispoli, Italy PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 January 2011 09:46

An ARISS School Contact is planned for Corrado Melone and Istituto Comprensivo Ilaria Alpi, Ladispoli, Italy. The "Istituto Comprensivo Ladispoli" is located in Ladispoli, a town with 40000 inhabitants, situated on the sea at 45 km from Rome. The school has 1.105 pupils, boys and girls, aged 3-14. Most of the classrooms are in  the new building of Via Varsavia, but some students attend lessons in classrooms in other buildings. All the offices, including the principal’s office, are on the ground floor of the school in via Varsavia where we also have a gym, a teacher room, a school library, a school hall, some laboratories, an ICT room, an Art room, a Music room.

The Middle School "Corrado Melone" is also situated in Ladispoli, in the Roman province. About 1200 students aged 11 – 14 attend the classes. Teachers and students are interested in learning more about the space station and the activities of the astronauts. as well as in meeting the radio amateurs and learn about their activities.

The direct radio contact is scheduled on Tuesday January 18, 2011 at 13:38 UTC which is 14.38 CEWT. The ARISS contact will be conducted in Italian with astronaut Paolo Nespoli – IZ0JPA. The downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz FM. The event will be webcast on http://www.livestream.com/AMSAT_Italia

 

 
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