[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Marconi Commemoration Event, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome,

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Jan 5 21:25:31 PST 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Marconi Commemoration Event,  University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy on January 7. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:00 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The University of Rome Tor Vergata is located in Rome, Italy. It is one of the largest research-based institutions in Italy. The University is an international center for research and education and it is well known for scientific studies. In recent years the activity of technology transfer and cooperation with other public and private organizations in different fields has obtained an increasingly important role. The University Hospital is located in a 600-hectares-campus, and it is considered a flagship of the University. It is well equipped with diagnostic and therapeutic vanguard structures and it has become a reference model at national and international levels.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata was established in 1981 with the goal of providing high quality education for students preparing to meet the ever-evolving needs and opportunities of the 21st century workforce. The University is an academic establishment which combines a liberal arts tradition with emphasis on career orientation in the field of Economics, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine.


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


1.  Today celebrate Nobel prize to father of the Radio, Guglielmo Marconi. 

    Which benefit we have from his invention?
2.  How and what teaching can take the new generations by school contacts?
3.  How do you think could be improved or implemented the ARISS school 

4.  Do you think that ham radio can be integrated with another experiments on 

5.  Can you envisage the ISS as potential relay node in the future 

    interplanetary telecommunications network?
6.  Do you like to use the amateur radio station on board ISS?
7.  Do you recommend to new astronauts to participate to ARISS school 

8.  The ISS can be considered our outposts in the space?
9.  I'd like to know how does the spatio - temporal cognition change on ISS?
10. What's the role of the zero-gravity feeling (if any) on ISS?
11. What's the psychological adaptation with special reference to a long 



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


Next planned event(s):


1. Humanity Primary & Junior High School,  Tou-cheng town, Taiwan, R.O.C., 
   Mon  11 Jan 10 06:53 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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