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ARISS Event Notice -- Coronado Village School Tuesday 24 May!



International Space Station Expedition 11's next ARISS 
school contact will be with students at Coronado Village 
School, Coronado, California, USA on Tuesday, 24 May 2005. 
The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:21 
UTC.

This contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS 
and NN1SS in Greenbelt, Maryland USA, so it should be 
audible to anyone in the middle Atlantic and south eastern 
states listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The 
participants will conduct the conversation in English.

"The Coronado Village Elementary School is a California 
Distinguished School and a National Blue Ribbon School of 
Excellence. Students living in Coronado, a small island 
resort community off the coast of San Diego, California, 
the Coronado Shores and the North Island Naval Amphibious 
Base are served at Village Elementary School. This year 
our enrollment is 816 students in grades pre-K-5. Coronado 
Village Elementary School is proud, delighted, and 
grateful for the incredible opportunity that NASA is 
giving us by allowing us to interact with the astronauts 
in space."

***Audio should be available for this contact***
  Via EchoLink in the following conference rooms:
      AMSAT node 101377
      EDU_NET node 77992
      See EchoLink notes below
  Via IRLP Reflector REF9010 starting at 07:40 UTC
      See IRLP notes below
  Via the internet:
      URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com/
      CONFERENCE NUMBER: 7535482
      PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO

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

1. How did Venus get acid in the clouds?
2. How did our spark begin?
3. I was wondering, what is the name of the biggest star?
4. How many planets did you see, if so, what are they?
5. What does the space station look like and can we see it 
from Earth?
6. Do you know of another planet from another galaxy that 
is bigger than our sun?
7. Have you seen the Hubble space telescope? What does it 
look
like from space?
8. When the sun collapses into itself and becomes a black 
hole, will it have enough gravity to suck in the other 
planets?
9. Why do stars blow-up?
10. Is it like an apartment in the space station? Are 
black holes visible?
11. What state or country are you looking at right now?
12. What is the biggest galaxy named?
13. What are the cores of the gas giants' made of?
14. Have you ever been on the moon and do you think people 
could live there someday?
15. What does Earth look like from cold dark space?
16. How did the great red spot get on Jupiter?
17. What is the largest constellation?
18. How do you become an astronaut?
19. How do astronauts communicate with their families from 
outer space?
20. Do you dream in outer space? What is it like?


Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be 
turned off prior to the beginning of the contact. It will 
be returned to service as quickly as possible.

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 programme is available on 
the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by 
the Radio Amateurs of Canada). Information about the next 
scheduled ARISS contact can be found at 
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.

IRLP Notes
All future ARISS/IRLP distributed contacts will be hosted 
by the 9010 Discovery Reflector 
http://www.discoveryreflector.ca and be fed to its main 
channel (DTMF entry 9010). In addition because of 
increased bandwidth that is avaliable to 9010 
pre-registration is no longer required!

Simply join the reflector with the assigned DTMF input. 
Please ensure that the connecting Node has its "timeout" 
timer disabled. This will allow the Node to remain 
connected to the Reflector for the duration of the 
contact.

Please contact Wayne Harasimovitch at ve1wph@rac.ca 
regarding any IRLP questions. Thank you for your interest 
in this ARISS/IRLP distribution project.

EchoLink Notes
The contact between the ISS and school lasts for about 15 
minutes +/-. During this contact, we appreciate everyone's 
patience and understanding. We must mute everyone except 
Dieter, KX4Y to avoid inadvertent, interfering 
transmissions into the conference room. Thanks for your 
understanding and cooperation.

Thank you & 73,
Scott H. Stevens / N3ASA
ARISS Team Member
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