[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Abramowski School, Katowice, Poland

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Apr 11 12:32:59 PDT 2010

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Abramowski School, Katowice, Poland on 12 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 06:53 UTC.

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


The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and SN0ISS. The contact should be audible over Poland 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.


Edward Abramowski Technical and Comprehensive Schools Complex no. 3 in Katowice (in short: Abramowski School no 3 in Katowice) was established in the year 1945 as a secondary school with one faculty - photography and technology. Later it was incorporated into the Silesian Technology Centre in Katowice. It was only in 1950 that the school became a separate teaching unit with graduates from the faculty of photography. Courtesy of intensive efforts of its headmaster and teachers, in the year 1956 the school received its own building in the district Katowice-Piotrowice which remains in its possession until today. 


At present, we offer our students two faculties: Photography and IT Electronics. Our Schools Complex is formed not only by the Technical High School, but also a Comprehensive School with teaching programmes covering mathematics and IT as well as journalism and photography. On the other hand, the Technical High School has classes specializing in electronics and photography profiles. 


Abramowski School is a modern institution with a well-qualified staff, boasting excellent educational base and equipment. We regularly modernize our facilities. Students of our school take new challenges very willingly. They take part in many knowledge-based competitions and contests, where they often win high positions. Abramowski School also has a tradition in the field of radio contact. Our School Amateur Radio Club SP9ZHQ was established in 1999 and since then has been active on many bands.


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


1.  What is the temperature outside the space station?
2.  How do you recognize the seasons?
3.  What kind of entertainment do you have on the space station?
4.  What do you do in your free time?
5.  Do you listen to music? If yes, what kind of music do you listen to?
6.  Does the sun look different out there in the Universe than from the  

7.  What was the most surprising and fascinating thing about your first space 

8.  What do you eat during your expedition?
9.  How do you prepare your meals?
10. How long does it take to walk through the whole ship in weightless 

11. How often do you get your food supply from the Earth?
12. How does it feel when you see the earth from the space station?
13. Can you see earth's city lights in the night?
14. Does weightless condition have any side effects on your system?
15. How long did it take to get used to living in weightless condition?
16. How fast do you fly in space?
17. Why did you become an astronaut?
18. How did you start your career as an astronaut?
19. Where do you take air from at the station and for how long is it 

20. How long have you been there so far?



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


Next planned event(s):


1.    Jessup Elementary, Houston, Texas, 

Mon 19 April 10  18:43 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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