An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Zespól Szkól nr 2, Zuromin, Poland on 02 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:05 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and SP5PMD. The contact should be audible over Poland and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The School nr 2 in Zuromin consists of the primary and the junior high school. The primary Kornel Makuszynski School was founded in 1990 and the Henryk Sienkiewicz junior high school was founded in 1999. There are about 500 students in both schools. In the school there are: the well- equipped gym, the chemical and language lab. Since 2010 the SP5PMD Amateur Radio has been functioning, in which the students get to know how the short waves work.
Our school is the first in Poland, where young people can learn science in expanded way, based on the special program written by one of our teachers. Students learn about issues related to modeling, telecommunications, robot constructions. These help them get to know the world and the space much better. We have been organising Days of Science in our school for several years. We have been observing activity of Amateur Radio working on the station ISS and action ARISS for certain time.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Is it cool to be an astronaut?
2. Are there night and day in space?
3. What do you do with waste?
4. What kind of planets can you see at the moment?
5. How do astronauts spend their free time?
6. Do you have an access to TV, news programs and the Internet on ISS?
7. What is so interesting in space for you?
8. How do you take a shower on the ISS?
9. How do astronauts eat meals in space?
10. How would you describe the feeling of flying into space?
11. What type of school did you graduate from?
12. How do you communicate with your family on ISS?
13. How does the ordinary day on ISS look like?
14. How do you feel after being weightless for a long time?
15. How do you celebrate the holidays such as Easter or Christmas in space?
16. Does the absence of gravitation has influence on perceiving hunger or
17. What was your first feeling after arriving on the ISS?
18. How long have you been on the ISS?
Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
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 on-board 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. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).
Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN