[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Minato Junior High School, Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Jan 18 05:28:04 PST 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Minato Junior High School,  Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan on 21 Jan. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:24 UTC.

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


The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8J7MJH. The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent area. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Japanese.


Our school is located in Minato Machi of Hachinohe City, Aomori-ken,Nothern Japan. Minato Machi faces to the Pacific Ocean and has a large fishing port. Hachinohe City has a population of about 244,000 now.

Minato J.H.S. is 63 years old and holds about 480 students and 35 school staff. Students live an active school life with sports and cultural activities. Especially judo club, swimming club, badminton club, volleyball team got the cups in the inter-junior high school athletic meet in fall of Hachinohe City. Besides the tennis team, soccer team, track and field club are also top-ranked teams in our city. The school band got the gold prize in the Hachinohe City district contest in fall. And some students got good marks in the different speech ,art, science study report contest. The most interesting school events are Sports Day and the school festival. On the day a lot of parents, guests, families come and encourage the students. All students really enjoy them and feel warm ties of friendship. Most students of our school are proud of Minato J.H.S.


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


1.  Can you sleep well in ISS?
2.  What's the big difference between the daily life and ISS-life?
3.  How do you keep enough oxygen on ISS?
4.  We see the radioactive rays from a candle lamp emitting in wind by 

    experiment. What's happening when we make the same experiment in ISS?
5.  Can you see the Great Wall of China?
6.  How do you see JAPAN ISLANDS?
7.  How is the sound carried to us when we blow the trumpet in ISS?
8.  Are you enjoying ISS-life?
9.  What food do you have for a meal?
10. How do you feel in a gravity-free state?
11. Do you keep the rooms warm inside ISS?
12. What's convenient and inconvenient in ISS-life?
13. What's your first impression of space? 
14. What color does the moon look like?
15. Can you see any planets or fixed stars?
16. Can you see BLACK HOLE? What does it look like?
17. What are you investigating in ISS?
18. What food do you want eat most now?


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


Next planned event(s):


Morioka Children's Museum of  Science, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

Thu  28Jan10  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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