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ARISS contact planned February 8, 2013 with Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

An International Space Station school contact has been planned February 8, 2013 with participants at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:07 UTC , which is 21:07 CEWT.

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 Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.™

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

ARISS contact planned January 7, 2013 with school in France

An International Space Station school contact has been planned January 7, 2013 with participants at Ecole Les Muriers, Saint-Maur-Des-Fosses, France. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:57 UTC, which is 11.57 CEWT.

The contact will be a direct operated by F6KMX/p. Interested parties in Europe are invited to listen to dowlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM.

Saint-Maur-des-Fosses is a small city (77,000 inhabitants) located at about 15 km South-East of PARIS, separated from the capital by the large Vincennes Forest, and located on the top of a loop formed by the river Marne.The name of the city is inspired from the Chateau of Saint-Maur, which was frequently visited by the queen Marie de Medicis in the 16th Century.

The school Les Muriers is educating about 500 children in 17 classrooms. The pupils are aged from 8 to 11 and they prepare for their access to Middle school. The children of a classroom of 22 (CM2/ 5th grade) have worked with their teacher on a dream project : a direct contact, via ham radio, with an astronaut aboard the ISS. This year the children are studying life in space and understanding the Space Station. They are participating to science and ham-radio activities organized by the Radio-club of St-Maur (F6KMX).

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

Season' Greetings

Very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  from ARISS.

ARISS school contact planned December 6

arisslogAn International Space Station school contact has been planned December 6, 2012 with participants at Kline School, Costa Mesa, California. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:00 UTC, which is 21:00 CEWT.

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

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.

Kline School is a small private school serving children ages 5 to 14.  Each of the classrooms accommodates an average of 8-10 students and is equipped with SMART Boards and networked computers.  All students have access to technology 100% of the time using personal computers and laptops at their individual desks.  Using Kline School’s web-based curriculum students study space exploration, space technologies, and amateur radio communications.  A special focus is the year-long study of the Apollo program.  Students participate meaningfully in discussions about the history and development of the International Space Station.  Using the N.A.S.A. website they learn about the necessary adaptations to living in space. We think of the ARISS contact as the real world application of our students’ studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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

ARISS school contact planned November 29, 2012 with school in Switzerland

arisslogAn International Space Station school contact has been planned 29 November 2012 with participants at Liceo Linguistico & Scuola Media Basel,Switzerland. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:37 UTC, which is 14:37 CEWT.The contact will be operated by W6SRJ, located in Santa Rosa, California. 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.

The School Liceo Liguistico (high school) and the Scuola Media (middle school) have been operating in Basle for 25 years. The Institute is an Italian school that offers excellent education to pupils aged from 11 to 19 years, valid in the whole of Europe with special focus on the German language. Our Diploma di Maturita linguistica gives the opportunity  to study at any University, both in Switzerland and in the European Union. The courses that the institute offers are multilingual and multicultural (99% of our students speak at least two languages from their early childhood, generally German and Italian). This aspect is particularly relevant in Basle, a city located exactly at the crossroads between France and Germany, in a very central position from a European point of view. The study of Italian and German are of the  utmost importance. Nonetheless, English and French  are also relevant, since they enable the pupils to meet the demands of an international society. Moreover, scientific subjects are taught in English. In brief, the Institute combines the tradition of the Italian school with the modern international elements of bilingual learning.