[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Brook Haven School, Sebastopol, CA

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Apr 19 03:18:08 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Brook Haven School, Sebastopol, CA on 19 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:40 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a direct 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.



Brook Haven School is located in the Sonoma wine country town of Sebastopol about 75 kilometers North of San Francisco. Welcome to Brook Haven School - a place of authentic exploration, learning and achievement.  I hope that you will take time to explore our website and visit our campus. As the Principal of this impressive 5-8th grade school, I am proud to introduce you to our many programs and practices, including traditional academics; industrial, performing and visual arts; a Makers program; student clubs and activities; a well-rounded athletics program; pristine facilities, including state-of- the art technology; exceptionally caring staff members; and, solid social emotional practices that support student growth and learning.

Our website is at:  http://sebastopolschools.org/brook-haven/

Our FaceBook page can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/brookhavenschool/  

The students and staff are very excited about this opportunity to speak with an astronaut on the ISS.  

We sincerely appreciate everyone who has helped to make this possible! 






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


1. What are the most dangerous jobs on the ISS and what has been your 

   scariest moment? 

2. When you return to Earth what is the biggest adjustment to your body?

3. Does the moon look closer in space?  Do the phases of the moon look the 

   same as on earth?

4. What special things did you bring with you to remind you of your family?

5. How do you adjust to not having a regular sunrise and sunset?

6. How do you adjust to not being able to sit down or lay down for months?

7. What evidence of climate change have you seen from the ISS?

8. Does an animal's biology determine whether or not it can go to space?  

   What animals have been on the ISS? 

9. What medical examinations and vaccinations do you need before you can go 

   to space?

10. If you could bring one thing back from the ISS what would it be?

11. What is the level of danger on a day-to-day basis?

12. What is your favorite thing to do in space?

13. What scale / period of time do you use?

14. Do you get dizzy or off balanced in space and if so, what do you do about 


15. Is time different in space than it is on earth?

16. Are there medical risks with going into space?

17. How much radiation are you exposed to in space vs. earth?

18. What types of plants are you able to grow in space?

19. What is the most important project / experiment you are working on?






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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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