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ARISS Event - Briar Hill, Australia, Friday (Mar 31) at 08:59 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 12 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Briar Hill Primary School, Briar Hill,
Australia on Friday, 31 March 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 08:59 UTC.

The contact will be Telebridge between stations NA1SS and VK5ZAI. The
contact should be audible to anyone in portions of the Southeastern
Australia. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz
downlink. Additional listening options are listed below.  The
participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.

IRLP -  Connect to the IRLP  reflector 9010.  
You may also connect via the IRLP Discovery website  at

EchoLink - Please give the JK1ZRW server your preference over the AMSAT
server for your connection.  (This will keep the load light on the AMSAT
server, assuring us of better  audio quality all around.)


To join the event:
URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com

Established in 1927, Briar Hill Primary School is located in a quiet
residential area in the City of Banyule, between Greensborough and
Eltham, approximately 22 kilometers North East of Melbourne.  Most of
the students come from the immediate neighborhood surrounding the
school.  Currently we have 118 children.  The school is organized in
multi-age classes throughout the school.  Currently there are 6 grades,
Prep/1, grade 1, two grade 2/3 classes and a 4/5/6.  

Students at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School will ask as many
of the following questions as time allows: 

1. Can you play music on a stereo in space?  
2. Can you see planets other than Earth?	
3. Can you play portable electronic games? 
4. How warm is it inside the space station? 
5. Do magnets work in space? 
6. Can birds fly in space? 
7. What happens if an astronaut gets injured in space? 
8. What does a compass do in space? 
9. Do you prefer it at the Space Station or on Earth? 
10. Is it fun in space? 
11. Can a plant grow in space? 
12. How can you have a shower in space? 
13. How much, and what type of fuel is in the tanks when you lift off? 
14. How do you keep fit onboard the ISS?	
15. How much buoyancy is there in space when you are floating? 
16. What would a didgeridoo sound like in space? 
17. How old do you have to be to go to space? 
18. Can a spider spin a web in space? 
19. When you get back, how do you land? 
20. Does your blood run normally? 
21. Can you brush your teeth in space? 
22. Can you play tennis in the Space Station?  Does the ball go where
you aim it? 

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): 

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

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 <http://www.rac.ca/ariss>  (graciously hosted by
the Radio Amateurs of Canada). 

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 
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