[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Taipei Municipal Ximen Elementary School, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 19 14:42:20 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Taipei Municipal Ximen Elementary School, Taipei, Taiwan  R.O.C on 21 Dec.. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:49 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and BN0SM. The contact should be audible over Taiwan 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.



In 1972, our school was established as branch of Nanmen Elementary School in response to the development of the city; and became an independent school in 1973. Our school is located in the center of the city, with convenient transportation, and is close to the City Hall and District Office. Our school district is home to the Municipal Bureau of Cultural Affairs and many other organizations, which make for surroundings rich in cultural resources. 


Education Concept 

  Students First: Use Flipped Education to restore students of autonomy in learning and equip them with skills for the future. 

Teachers First: Use a high-quality education system to give teachers space to put all their talents and passion into play. Reform the education system to upgrade teachers of teaching. 

Parents First: Amid reforming policies, work with parents to improve education for the children. Turn parents into partners of the teachers on the journey of education. 

Environments First: Construct action learning, international vision, and independent studying to create a learning environment where students can learn anywhere anytime. 


Total Number of Pupils: 1445 (Grade 1~Grade 6)

Total Number of Classes: 59

Total Number of Teachers & Staffs: 115



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


1. Are there aliens in outer space?

2. How much time on earth is one hour in space?

3. If I want to be an astronaut, what do I need to do?

4. We know that the water in ISS is recycled from your urine, do you drink  

   it? How does it taste like?

5. How do you train your body to stay healthy?

6. Which material is a space station made out of?

7. Do you get bored on the ISS?

8. How do you live and sleep in space?

9. What is the most difficult aspect of an astronaut?

10. What is the hardest thing you`ve experienced for the first time in ISS?

11. Does food taste the same in space?

12. Is it comfortable in a spacesuit?

13. What do you fear most in space?  Why?

14. What is your daily work when you are in ISS?

15. What do you like to do in space in your leisure time?




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About ARISS: 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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