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ARISS Event - Aquebogue School, Tue (Jan 24) at 15:05 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at the Riverhead Central School District - Aquebogue
School, Aquebogue, NY, USA on Tuesday, 24 January 2006.The event is
scheduled to begin at approximately 18:48 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations  NA1SS and N2RBU.  The contact
should be audible to anyone in the Northeastern region of the USA and
Southeastern portions of Canada.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Aquebogue School has 486 students Kindergarten-Grade 4.  It is one of 4
elementary schools in the Riverhead School District.  Total district
population is 4,801.  This District is located on the eastern end of Long
Island some 100 miles due east of New York City, NY.  Riverhead School
District is culturally and economically diverse.  Our communities include
farms, horse farms, vineyards as well as suburban developments and rural
communities.  The students through out Riverhead have been preparing for
this ARISS contact for three years, "all things" space have been
incorporated through out the science curriculums.  Art, poetry and story
writing have sparked the students interest.

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

1. Now that you're so far away from earth, what is it that you appreciate
most now being away from earth?
2. Will the ISS create closer ties between the nations involved?
3. At night do you dream of earth or space?
4. Does going to outer space affect a person's memory?
5. Does heat still rise, creating convection currents when there is no
gravity?
6. Do you sweat in space?
7. Do you have any exciting/important jobs in space? What are they?
8. If you are so close to the sun, how come it is dark all the time?
9. Have you seen anything "mysterious" up there?
10. How does your food stay down in your stomach?  Does it come back up like
heartburn?
11. How do astronauts communicate when they are on a spacewalk?
12. Have you ever seen a meteor shower from the International Space Station?
13.  What would you do if the ship caught on fire?
14. How do insects behave in zero gravity?
15. What do you do if someone gets sick?
16. When you move around the International Space Station, do you use a swim
like motion or do you grab something and pull?
17. Do you ever feel scared?
18. Can you see the moon revolving around the Earth? What does the moon look
like from where you are?
19. Why is it cold in space when you're near he sun?
20. Are you having fun or is it a lot of work?
21. Why are you up there?
22. If you exercise in micro gravity do you get muscles?  Why or why not?
23. How does it feel to be in space?
24. Is it possible to light a flame in space?
25. How do you know how much food to bring?

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 after that event. Information about the next scheduled ARISS
contact can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.
Next planned event(s):
Cadet Ham Radio Club, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA,
Thu  Jan 26 13:13 UTC

 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.rac.ca/ariss
(graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada). 

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO
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