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[ariss-ops] ARISS Event - Glenwood Elementary School on Friday



The ARISS team would like to announce that the next contact by 
International Space Station (ISS) astronauts is scheduled 
to take place next Friday, February 20, 2004 at approximately 
1830 UTC with students at Glenwood Elementary School in 
Perrysburg, Ohio in the United States.

The connection will be via amateur radio with the space 
station side of the contact possibly audible to listeners 
in parts of the mid-West and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.
as well as areas of southern Canada around the Lake Eirie such as Windsor
on the ISS downlink frequency 145.80 MHz.  The Space Station 
will be using the call NA1SS to contact station WA8CWD.

Glenwood Elementary has an enrollment of 485 students in grades K through 6.
It is located in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio, and has a high percentage of students 
who qualify for state and federal funded programs.  Consequently, the school 
works to provide many creative learning experiences to help its students progress.  
Glenwood started its study of space with a school-wide Space Day in 1995, and thr
study has grown significantly each year.  In addition to many space-related assemblies, 
grades three and six study space in depth for a month.  The older children have 
launched rockets, while the younger students design planes and fly kites.  These 
students also have participated in a videoconference with NASA personnel in Houston 
so they could see the ISS and the NBL.  Speakers from Glenn Research Center have talked 
to the entire student body.  Students have done some of the same experiments in the 
classroom while Dr. Thomas was carrying them out on the space shuttle.


Further information about the contact will be provided as 
it becomes available.


ARISS is an international educational outreach program 
with US participation from NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur 
Satellite Radio Corp.), and the American Radio Relay 
League.  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 experience, 
first hand, how Amateur Radio and crew members on ISS can 
energize youngsters interest in science, technology, and 
learning.  

Further information on the ARISS programme is available at 
the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss


Thank you & 73,
Scott Lindsey-Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member



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