[amsat-bb] Ecole primaire Elie Desplan, Boissières, France and Marie Castang, Saint Dionisy, France

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Sat Feb 25 12:48:09 UTC 2017

> Ecole  primaire Elie Desplan, Boissières, France and Marie Castang, Saint
> Dionisy,  France, direct via F4HHV
> The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  FXØISS
> The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG
> Contact is a go  for: Sat 2017-02-25 13:14:15 UTC 58 deg (***)

Streaming live now here:

Live raw HAMTV will be here at 13:10UTC:

Brush up on your French first!

School presentation

We are two small schools in pretty twin villages in the South of
France, Boissières and Saint-Dionisy. Enjoying very beautiful
surroundings, we are located just 15 km from Nîmes and 40 km from
Montpellier in the Occitanie region, on the threshold of the Camargue
wetlands and the Cevennes mountain range.

Our villages are nestled at the foot of a hillside covered with
evergreen oak trees, juniper bushes, thyme, "capitelles" (dry-stone
cabins) and with a well-preserved "oppidum" (iron-age settlement) at
its summit.

>From the top, one can marvel at the splendid view over the plain of
Vaunage (stretching between Caveirac and Calvisson), the Pic Saint
Loup and the Mediterranean Sea on the horizon, and to the recognisable
architecture of the Grande Motte (seaside town). On a clear day, one
can even discern the peaks of Mont Lozère, Mont Aigoual and Mont

Our two little schools, served by a single school-bus-run, work
closely together within an inter-town educational grouping
("Regroupement Pédagogique Intercommunal") and maintain a privileged
relationship with all of the children. The Boissières school welcomes
61 pupils from kindergarten ("maternelle") to first grade ("Cours
Préparatoire").in three classes and the Saint-Dionisy school receives
daily 73 children from second grade ("Cours Elémentaire 1re Année")
up to fifth grade ("Cours Moyen 2e Année") - also in three classes.

The pupils are delighted to work together on a common theme between
the two schools. They are charmed by this wonderful project of being
able to communicate with Thomas Pesquet from space. They have been
carrying out lots of learning work and are making discoveries about
astronomy, the International Space Station and communication. We can
be sure that many are already dreaming of becoming the next Thomas

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

1. Selma (4): Est-ce qu'il fait nuit dans l'espace?

2. Elia (8): Qu’est-ce qui a été le plus difficile dans ta préparation?

3. Tom (5): Est-ce que la Terre est belle vue de l'espace?

4. Flavio (9): A quoi as-tu pensé juste avant le décollage?

5. Nathan (4): Est-ce que tu manges bien?

6. Gauthier (10): Tu réalises ton rêve… alors à quoi rêves-tu là-haut?

7. Ethan (5): Est-ce que c'est bien d'être dans l'espace?

8. Alexis (8): Un des plus beaux cadeaux de notre enfance serait que
tu viennes nous voir : penses-tu pouvoir réaliser notre rêve?

9. Kylian (6): Qu'as-tu fait pendant le trajet jusqu'à la station spatiale?

10. Gabin (7): Est-ce difficile de vivre en apesanteur?

11. Gabriel (6): Est-ce qu'il pleut parfois?

12. Eléa (10): Quelles émotions ressens-tu lorsque tu travailles à
l’extérieur de l’ISS?

13. Tatiana (6): Avais-tu un sapin de Noël dans l'ISS?

14. Maxime (10): Pourquoi fais-tu des expériences sur les végétaux dans l’ISS?

15. Louis (6): Y a-t-il des radiateurs dans l'ISS?

16. Maëlle (9): Est-ce qu’il y a de la vie dans l’espace?

17. Leah (6): Est-ce que tu peux manger glacé ou chaud?

18. Zoé (7): Es-tu pressé de revenir sur Terre?

19. Elea (6): Comment es-tu habillé dans la station?

20. Ewan (8): As-tu déjà vu passer une météorite par une fenêtre de l’ISS?

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around
the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space
Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.

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.

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list