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FRANK DE WINNE TO TALK WITH STUDENTS AT COPERNICUS SCIENCE CENTER WARSAW

An Expedition 20 ARISS school contact is planned for ISS Commander Frank De Winne with participants at Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, Poland. New Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw will comprise hundreds of interactive exhibits where children, young people and adults can conduct experiments demonstrating how the world around us works. Copernicus Science Centre set up a competition for children up to age 16. Participants propose a name for asteroid no. 66,189 and write a story about the name. The winning name will become the asteroid\'s official name and its author will receive a professional telescope.

The Copernicus contact is scheduled on Tuesday 27 OCTOBER 2009 at 09:34 UTC, which is 10:34 CEWT. This will be a telebridge contact conducted by ARISS ground station VK4KHZ, Queensland, Australia. The audio will expectedly be distributed on *AMSAT* and *JK1ZRW* EchoLink servers.

ISS COMMANDER FRANK DE WINNE TO TALK WITH STUDENTS IN IEPER, BELGIUM

An Expedition 20 ARISS school contact is planned for ISS Commander Frank De Winne with participants from VTI Ieper high school and elementary school Piramide, Roeselare, Belgium.

VTI profiles itself as a school for thinkers, daredevils and doers, where technicians feel at ease. The policy of the technical institute consists of three pillars: the pupil is the central focus, the staff makes the difference and regional embedment. All pupils asking questions are first-year students, following a general education providing the basics of construction, electricity, mechanics and carpentry.

FRANK DE WINNE TO TALK WITH STUDENTS IN SENEGAL

An Expedition 20 ARISS school contact is planned for ISS Commander Frank De Winne with participants at College d\'Enseignement Moyen IV, Mbour, Senegal.

MBOUR College (80 km South of Dakar) was built in 1996, on a property of about 30.000 m2, located at 300 meters from the ocean. There are 964 students in 2008/2009, aged 12 - 16 years,  70 to 80 students per class.

ISS COMMANDER FRANK DE WINNE TO TALK WITH WINNER OF ESA T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION

An Expedition 20 ARISS school contact is planned for ISS Commander Frank De Winne with participants at Romualdo Trifone school, Montecorvino Rovella, Italy. Romoaldo Trifone is a primary and secondary school for  pupils and students aged between 5 and 12 years old. The school is dedicated to an important lawyer born in Montecorvino Rovella. This nice town is located in southern Italy, near the archeological site of Paestum. The students, besides the curricular subjects, take part in many activities such as drama, choir and popular dances. The school is involved in special projects supported by European funding, such as a specialization course in English language, Specialization course of maths and I.T. (information technology). Students participated to a national competition of mathematical games and won seventh place.

UNICEF AMBASSADOR FRANK DE WINNE SUPPORTS "HAND-WASHING DAY" IN MALI SCHOOL

October 11, 2009: An Expedition 20 ARISS school contact is planned for ISS Commander Frank De Winne with participants at Ecole Catholique Sœur Geneviève, Gao, Mali. This Catholic School is located in the city Gao, chief city of 7th administrative Region of Mali Republic in Western Africa. The Gao Region is in Northern Mali, like Tombouctou and Kidal. Population is mainly Sonrhaï, Peulh, Bozo, Touareg and Arabs. Predominant religion is Islam.