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Upcoming ARISS contact with Primary and Junior High SchoolsComplex in Podgrodzie, Debica, Poland

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Primary and Junior High Schools Complex in Podgrodzie,  Debica, Poland on 19 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 07:51 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and SP8YAY. The contact should be audible over Poland and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


School Complex in Podgrodzie is composed of two main school levels: primary school and junior high school. There are 180 students in our school in Podgrodzie. There are students from the primary school and also from junior high school. The primary school attendants' are six-year-old to twelve-year-old students, whereas, the junior high school's students are thirteen to sixteen years old. The second type of school puts more emphasis on Science (including Physics and Mathematics). The students of these schools are interested in astronomical observations, thus they are eager to take part in special classes concerning such issues. Since the beginning of the School Radio Contact Club the students are more involved in satellite contact and the ARISS Program. The club is also cooperating with the local amateur radio operators, particularly with people who has an experience in satellite contact techniques.



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



1.  Can you see the continents from space? Can you see Poland?

2.  Can you see other planets?

3.  When are coming back on Earth?

4.  Do you have free time there?

5.  How long and how do you sleep?

6.  Do you eat some special food there? What is it?

7.  Can we see ISS from the Earth?

8.  Is there something like rain in space?

9.  How do you change your clothes?

10. Is it dark in space?

11. What do you do when you feel dizzy?

12. What do you drink in space?

13. How do you know when it is morning and when it is night?

14. Is the Earth big or small?

15. Do you see UFO?

16. From the ISS, can you see the moon?

17. What temperature is there in your ship?

18. Can you communicate with your family?

19. How many people are there in the ship?

20. Is there something like weather in space?


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



Next planned event(s):


  1.   Escola EBI/JI de Montenegro, Faro, Portugal, direct via CT1REP 

       Mon, 23 May 2011, 12:36 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,

David - AA4KN
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