[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Eleanor Palmer School, London, United Kingdom

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Fri Oct 30 17:54:34 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Eleanor Palmer School, London, United Kingdom on 04 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:51 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK6MJ. The contact should be audible over portions of Australia and adjacent areas.  Interested participants are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



Eleanor Palmer Primary School, a non-selective community school, is located in central London in the United Kingdom. London is an exciting and dynamic capital city and its schools are the best in the country, attributed to the social and ethnic diversity, excellent local leadership and the quality of teaching. 


Eleanor Palmer is a relatively small school of around 220 pupils with single classes of 30 children per year. Our youngest pupils are 3 years old and our oldest 11 years old. Due to our central London location we are a highly diverse and inclusive school with staff and children from many different backgrounds.  


Our pupils achieve highly as judged by national benchmarks. One of our core aims as a school is to inspire in all pupils a love of learning and the desire to continue to learn and we therefore seek to provide a rich and broad curriculum opening minds and creating opportunities. We hope that our contact with the ISS will inspire pupils to go on to learn more about space through the study of science, technology, engineering and math.




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


1.  What have you seen that is more beautiful than earth?

2.  Who or what inspired you to choose this job?

3.  Does being in space make you feel differently about earth?

4.  What can you learn from the ISS that you cannot learn on earth?

5.  Will normal people who are not astronauts be able to visit space in the 

    ISS one day?

6.  How do you sleep?

7.  Is it quiet up there in the ISS?

8.  When you get back to earth, do you have to re-train your muscles?

9.  Can you call home?

10.  Do you all have to be scientists?

11.  What do you think is the most important 

     things children should know about space?

12.  What time zone do you use?

13.  Do you have plants on the ISS?

14.  What has been your favourite experiment?

15.  How does your brain respond to micro gravity?

16.  How do you wash your clothes?

17.  If you cry in space, with laughter, what happens to your tears?

18.  What do you want to do when you come back to earth?

19.  How do you get enough oxygen?

20.  Is it more scary taking off from earth or returning to earth?

21.  What is your energy source on the ISS?

22.  What does it feel like to be in space?

23.  Is it always dark in space?







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Next planned event(s):


   1.  Dragonskolan, Umeå, Sweden, telebridge via VK6MJ

       The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  NA1SS

       The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS 

       Contact is a go for: Thu Nov. 5, 2015, 10:35 UTC 




ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


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/ 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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