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ARISS event - St Anthony's College, Shillong, India,Mon (Dec 01) at 08:19 UTC



An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has
been planned with participants at St Anthony's College, Shillong, India
on 01 December. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 0819
UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge contact between stations NA1SS and
WH6PN. The contact should be audible over Hawaii. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are
expected to conduct the conversation in English. 

Founded in 1934 by Fathers of the Don Bosco Society, St.Anthony's
College is one of the oldest colleges in the North East India. The
college is situated in Shillong which is a picturesque hill station in
India and which is considered as the 'Scotland of the East'. Since its
humble beginning 74 years ago, the college has since grown manifold in
size and ranking. Today, the college has 28 departments with 120
teaching staff, 60 support staff and over 2100 students, and is
considered as a premier institute of education in whole country of
India. Students from the various states of the country as well as some
foreign countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Zambia etc study here.
The College has been awarded with the highest degree of Five Stars for
excellence by the National team, and is well recognized by the UGC
(University Grant Commission). In everything that we do, our aim is the
education of the total person, in keeping with our motto: EVER MORE
BETTER EVER, the translation of the Latin Excelsior 

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

1. Do you see any man made objects like the Great Wall of China or the
Pyramids etc from the ISS on earth?
2. How does the human body adjust the balance in outer space?
3. Do you notice any affect of pollution or climate change destroying
the beauty of the earth.?
4. What type of food you eat and drink there?
5. What is that you miss most of the earth as you are out in the space?
6. What do you do when one of you get sick?
7. Do you make oxygen there? How do you breathe?
8. What happens when you are in space and the shuttle starts to
malfunction?
9. How does it feel to come back into the earth's atmosphere?
10. Can you say something in Assamese?
11. We came to know that you know several languages like Japanese,
Russian etc. Do you want to learn some words of Khasi language, the
language of our state?

Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at
http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact . 

Next planned event(s): 
Quispamsis Elementary/ Middle School, Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada,
Thu 2008-12-04 18:23 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.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of
Canada). 

Thank you & 73, 
Kenneth - N5VHO 


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