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*REMINDER* ARISS Events - Friday (Mar 17) at 15:10 UTC Bowie Hig h School then at 16:45 UTC with Cleveland Heights High School

An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has been
planned with students at Bowie High School, Bowie, Maryland, USA on Friday,
17 March 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:10 UTC.
On the very next orbit, an ARISS school contact has been planned with
students at Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights, Ohio USA is
scheduled to begin at approximately 16:45 UTC.

The contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and KB3KAR and then NA1SS
and NA8SA The contact should be audible to anyone along portions of the East
coast for the first pass and in the Central portions of the United States
for the second contact. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the
145.80 MHz downlink.   

Bowie High School is a comprehensive public high school located in the
Northeastern Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. Bowie High was established
in 1965.  There are currently more than 2700 students in grades 9 through
12, and roughly 200 professional staff members at Bowie High and its nearby
annex. Among its alumni is current astronaut Richard R. Arnold II, assigned
to the Hardware Integration Team in the Space Station Branch working with
JAXA hardware.

Cleveland Heights High School serves approximately 2,024 students in two
adjoining cities of Cleveland Heights and University Heights in Northeastern
Ohio.  The dynamic student population is involved in many activities - from
award-winning vocal and instrumental music programs to a variety of after
school sports.  The Class of 2005 earned $6.8 million in college
scholarships and was accepted to 52 of the top 100 U.S. News and World
Report colleges and universities.  The two cities are minutes away from
downtown Cleveland's cultural centers. 

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off prior to
the contact It will be returned to regular amateur radio operations as soon
as possible afterwards. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact
can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact.

Next planned event(s):
1úCircolo Didattico Statale (G.Settanni), Rutigliano,  Italy, Tue 2006-03-21
13:54 UTC
Sir James  Lougheed Elementary School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Tue
2006-03-21 18:17 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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