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ARISS event - Samuel-von-Pufendorf Gymnasium, Floeha,Germany, Saturday (April 28) 14:19 UTC

An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with students at Samuel-von-Pufendorf Gymnasium, Floeha,
Germany on 28 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
14:19 UTC.

The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and DL0GYM. The
contact should be audible in most of Europe. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are
expected to conduct the conversation in English.

Samuel-von-Pufendorf Gymnasium leads the pupils to the Abitur in a 8
year course beginning with grade 5. More than 600 young people in all
grades are taught by 65 teachers. The school amateur radio club DL0GYM
was founded in 2003. The main purpose is to prepare pupils to pass the
amateur radio examination and become licensees. The club station
supports education by demonstrating the possibilities of modern amateur
radio technologies like packet radio, satellite communication via the
"OSCARs", ATV, SSTV and so on. The club cooperates with the German
Amateur Radio Club "DARC e.V." and the "Arbeitskreis Amateurfunk in der
Schule - AATiS e.V."

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 
1. Can you watch an eruption of a volcano from your station? 
2. Is it possible to you to watch TV programmes by using satellites? 
3. Can you receive terrestrial radio programmes in the orbit? 
4. Could you watch sport events by television? 
5. How does a higher sun activity influence your space station? 
6. Can you see Northern Lights from the orbit? 
7. Can you see the lightning of a thunderstorm? 
8. Can you notice any influences of the atmosphere on the ISS? 
9. Does the weather on earth influence your work on the station? 
10. Can you notice the melting of our poles? 
11. Do you see the ozone layer? 
12. Can you surf in the Internet or send E-mails? 
13. How can you avoid damages by space debris? 
14. Is the ISS hit by cosmic particles? 
15. Can you see other satellites? 
16. Can you work on the space station with soldering irons? 
17. Do you need to clean the windows of the ISS? 
18. How can you communicate with your family members? 
19. In which language do you talk together? 
20. Do you have your personal free time maybe to read a book? 

Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is not functioning in the
automatic modes properly and may be silent more than usual. Information
about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

Next planned event(s): 
Liceo Scientifico Statale "Lorenzo Respighi", Piacenza Italy, direct via
IK4MED Sat 2007-05-05 10:24 UTC
Erweiterte Realschule,  Weiskirchen D-66709, Germany, direct via DN1ERW
Sat 2007-05-05 13:34 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

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

Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO 

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