[amsat-bb] AMSAT North Texas outreach opportunity on July 18th.
tjschuessler at verizon.net
Sat Jun 27 03:53:10 UTC 2015
Greetings North Texas friends of AMSAT and ARISS.
A great opportunity to showcase Amateur Radio and especially Amateur Radio
in space to the general public will be held on Saturday, July 18th at the
Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX. In commutation of the anniversary
of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the museum has celebrated "Moon Day" for the
last number of years as a STEM outreach specializing in astronomy, space
science and space flight past and future.
This year the Moon Day organizers decided to theme the day around the
International Space Station. They applied for and were granted an ARISS
scheduled contact to become part of the event. Keith Pugh, W5IU is serving
as ARISS mentor for the event and is working diligently on setting up all
the details of this "Telebridge" contact. The museum is sponsoring an "Ask
a question of an astronaut" contest with details at
http://www.flightmuseum.com/iss-expedition-crew-43-question/ . General
details can be found at http://www.flightmuseum.com/moon-day-2015/ . If you
know young people interested in astronomy and space science/exploration,
have them check out the links and see if they submit a question to be used
during the ARISS contact. Deadline for entry is June 30th.
In years past, several of us have participated in Moon Day activities by
manning an AMSAT table showing off Amateur Radio in space and even doing
some on-air contacts for and with interested participants.
Keith will be very busy all morning setting up and preparing for the ARISS
contact and has several individuals working with him on that. I have
volunteered to help staff an AMSAT display table but need additional
volunteers to assist with the table and also to be available to make Amateur
Satellite contacts and demonstrations as the sats allow. Please contact
Keith w5iu at swbell.net or myself Tom Schuessler, n5hyp at arrl.net to volunteer
to help at least part of the day or the whole 10A-5P duration and tell us
what you can "Bring to the table" as it were.
Help us to support the Museum's ARISS contact and also to put a bug in the
ears of many event goers about the fun and challenge of Amateur Radio
Tom Schuessler, N5HYP
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