[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Sacred Heart Primary School, New Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 1 04:38:57 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Sacred Heart Primary School, New Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C on 02 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:36 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and BN0SH. 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.



The Sacred Heart Primary School in Taiwan was founded in 1965 and is part of the world family of Sacred Heart Schools which can be found on five continents. Its philosophy of education is rooted in the development of the whole person. This founding vision was that of a great educator- Madeleine Sophie Barat - who lived at the time of the French Revolution. In her day, as in ours, the social fabric was disintegrating. Her response was to try to rebuild and transform society through an education based on solid intellectual training and spiritual values leading to the development of the whole person.


Sacred Heart Education

 People in East Asia are, to a large extent, shaped by Confucianism, whose tradition stresses respect for teachers and family. Our teachers are provided with regular in service training to enable them to meet the unique challenges of personal and social responsibility, posed by the influence of modern technology and the Western stress on individualism, which are rapidly changing our world. At the same time, they learn to nurture a global awareness and concern in their students.

 Sacred Heart School strives to give students a well-rounded education, based on the conviction that each person has talents and capacities which can contribute to the betterment of society. We believe that school is the place for students to both acquire a love of learning and experience hope, joy and fullness of life.

 We are convinced that true human development is based on faith in God's love for each person.Youngsters of various religious beliefs are welcome. Faith is integrated with life and students are offered an education which teaches personal values and emphasizes mutual respect among all people. At the same time, a deep appreciation for intellectual values is cultivated, allowing students to be knowledgeable, questioning, and reflective.

 Our students are taught to be persons capable of being both independent and able to work with others; of having a compassionate heart, especially for the marginalized of society and of experiencing joy in service and in living for others. Creativity is encouraged in the teaching of all subjects so that the students can develop their own vision and learn to live with commitments.



 At present the school has 781 students from 7 to 12 years of age. The campus is ideally situated in the suburbs, at the foot of the gGoddess of Mercy Mountainh, with the Tamsui River in the foreground. School buildings are surrounded by spacious gardens with abundant flowers, birds and trees. We believe that both dedicated educators and a healthy environment are essential to quality education which will influence the students for life.



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


1.   What does it feel like in zero gravity in the outer space?

2.   Why do you want to become an astronaut?

3.   How long will you stay in the space this time? And what is your mission?

4.   How did you feel when you are going to the space? Were you nervous when 

     you take off?

5.   What is the most unusual thing that you experienced in the space?

6.   How do you put on the space suit? 

7.   Where does the oxygen you breathe in the space station come from?

8.   What does it feel like to be in the space suit? Can you wear glasses 

     when you are in space suit?

9.   How do you fly a spaceship?

10.   With naked eyes, what objects on earth can you see from the space?

11.   Have you seen anything strange such as aliens, black hole or a worm 


12.   Is there electricity in the spaceship? Is there gas or do you cook in 

      the space? Is there Internet connection in the space ship?

13.   Can you watch TV, such as NBA or MLB in the space?

14.   Does water feel the same as it is on earth?

15.   What do astronauts like to do in space?

16.   Do you exercise? Is there a place where you can exercise?

17.   What kind of food do you eat? 

18.   What if there is not enough water or food?

19.   What do you do with your pee and poo?

20.   Where do you throw your garbage?

21.   Can you grow plants in the space?

22.   Can you bring a pet there?

23.   Have you been to other planets?

24.   Do you bump into things when you float?

25.   How do you avoid bumping into something?

26.   What happened when one of you gets sick?

27.   What if you have a runny nose? What happened if you throw up?






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Next planned event(s):


      1. Space Jam 10, Rantoul IL, telebridge via IK1SLD

      The  ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS 

      The scheduled  astronaut is Kate Rubins KG5FYJ 

      Contact is a go for: Sat 2016-08-06  15:59:03 UTC 


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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