[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Scuola Secondaria 1, Casale Monferrato, Prov. Alessandria, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Sep 29 11:38:43 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Scuola Secondaria 1°  Grado "Alighieri - Trevigi"
I-15033,  Casale Monferrato, Prov.  Alessandria, Italy on 02 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:46 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Trevigi Lower Secondary School is a prestigious educational institution in the city centre of Casale Monferrato. Casale is a small town situated on the River Po, in Piedmont (Northern Italy). The students, both boys and girls, number about 450; they are between 11 and 14 years old.

The school offers a good standard education through several basic subjects of study that develop the student's general knowledge. They also study English and French or Spanish as foreign languages. 

A virtual travel in space, communicating with astronauts, is the final event of several school activities concerning Science, History, Geography, Maths, Information Technology and English. Also, it will help students to improve their communicative skills.

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

1.  What do you feel when you are in space?
2.  Is this your first time in space? If not, were you scared the first time?
3.  What is the temperature outside the ISS?
4.  What can you see from the ISS?
5.  Why did you decide to become an astronaut?
6.  Is it more difficult to work in Space than on Earth?
7.  Have you have a clock in your spacecraft?
8.  What do you usually do in your free time?
9.  Is the team spirit important for a successful space enterprise?
10. What kind of experiments are you carrying out on board the ISS?
11. What do you learn from your space experience?
12. Do you miss your family and friends?
13. What did you study to become an astronaut?
14. What do you feel before and during take-off?
15. What and how often do you eat or drink on board?
16. Can you sleep well in the spaceship?
17. Has anybody ever hurt himself in the spaceship?
18. What's the life like without gravity?
19. How do the stars appear outside the atmosphere?
20. Do you need a particular type of clothes on board?
21. How many hours a day do you work?


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

Next planned event(s):


1. Boy Scouts of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada,

   Sat, 03 Oct 09 18:07 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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