I received this information from Pat Barthelow AA6EG. He is the guy who
organized the Arecibo EME Project. This science festival begins the same
weekend as the 2010 AMSAT Symposium - passing it along for any hams on the
east coast who may be interested ...
Oct 10-24 2010
Perhaps a great venue for an EME DXpedition/Field Demonstration.
Perhaps an opportunity for Arecibo to get on, and have small yagis
on the Mall in DC demonstrating EME with Arecibo.
Perhaps an opportunity for ARRL/AMSAT/EOA/??/EME booth?
73, de Pat Barthelow AA6EG
Echoes of Apollo
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
Editor, AMSAT News Service
Copy Editor, AMSAT Journal
You are invited! . . .Would you like to join me for a PICetSat Lite launch on the weekend after next?I have lots of Helium to share!I am targeting a set up start time of about 10:00 A.M. on Saturday of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.That's Saturday, May 29.The launch site can be any place in Carroll County, Maryland.Coordination will be on the 145.410 MHz K3PZN/R machine in Westminster, Md. (or as a backup 147.285 MHz machine in Sykesville).We will launch anything you wish with a microcontroller attached, so your ideas
are welcome.Otherwise I will just re-
lease test balloons and a PICetSat of my
own from my backyard in the Sykesville/
Eldersburg/Westminster area.RSVP within a week.Thanks!Cheers,Pat Kilroy, N8PKpat(a)patkilroy.comSome background info:http://simsat.net
An ARISS contact with the ISS is scheduled for 1 PM at Space Day, Saturday,
May 8 at the National Air and Space Museum (Mall Location).
73, Perry W3PK
Looking At Earth From Space
Saturday, May 08
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Throughout the National Mall building
Meet astronauts and experts. Experience a live conversation with an
astronaut on the International Space Station. All of the activities take
place amid the awe-inspiring collection of historic aviation and space
artifacts in the Museum's National Mall building. Activities include:
10:45 AM & 2:15 PM
Current NASA Astronaut, Daniel M. Tani (STS 108 and Expedition-16-launched
with STS 120 and returned STS 122)
11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Retired NASA Astronaut, Jay Apt, PhD (STS-37, STS-47 Spacelab-J, STS-59 and
Live from Space!
1:01 PM (barring technical difficulties)
Hear a live up-link to an astronaut on the International Space Station,
courtesy of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
Activity Stations 10 AM - 3PM
Signatures in Space
Sign a giant poster to be sent into space on a future mission.
Washington Metro Area LEGO Users Group
Marvel at displays of LEGO creations and enter the "pit" full of bricks
where you can make your own spacecraft.
Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry
See home-built rockets and learn how to build your own flyable model rocket.
Make a Mission Patch
Design a space mission patch like astronauts wear and take it home.
Design a satellite
Learn about the parts of a satellite and build a 3-D model to take home.
Build a Space Station
Use recycled materials to contribute to a group-build project. You can also
make a small spacecraft to take home.
And much more!
This schedule is subject to change. Please ask a visitor services
representative at the Visitors Services Desk for an updated schedule upon
This Space Day Family Day is generously sponsored by Lockheed Martin.