[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Istituto Scolastico Comprensivo "Nardi", Porto San Giorgio, Italy and I.C. Michelangelo Buonarroti, Marina di Carrara, Italy

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Wed Oct 18 19:07:57 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Istituto  Scolastico Comprensivo "Nardi", Porto San Giorgio, Italy and I.C. Michelangelo  Buonarroti, Marina di Carrara, Italy on 21 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:31 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and each school station, IQ5VR then I6KZR. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Italian.



School Information:


Istituto Scolastico Comprensivo "Nardi"


It hosts about 450 students, for a total of 19 classes, placed on two school placements, one north and one south of town. A section have a musical address and the students study a musical instrument, in addition to the regular daily curriculum, one of the activities that accompany the individual study of an instrument, the boys play in the orchestra and this activity particularly promotes the cohesion of the group and offers A social alternative. The "middle school" age group requires a special commitment and expose itself to a charge of empathy such as to pass on our children the passion for knowledge, study and curiosity towards everything that is being presented to us. Our school is very committed to the issues surrounding the environment, research and scientific evolution, communication and legality. Large space is reserved for languages: music, motor, chart through multimedia equipment and radio. It actively collaborates with the various educational agencies of the territory and with the local body that allow us to expand our training offer and favor the social development of our boys.



I.C. Michelangelo Buonarroti


The name of our school derives from the great Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is a primary and secondary ( first grade) school in Marina di Carrara, between the sea and the mountains ( Alpi Apuane). Our students are about 900 divided into five structures. We have a lot of laboratories and a planetarium too. We have activities related to astronomy, scientific, humanistic and artistic area and we are working about a lot of scientific projects. (age 11-14)




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


1. Il lancio ti ha creato forti sensazioni o problemi?

2. Quanto tempo ci si impiega per arrivare dalla Terra alla stazione 


3. Quanto è importante la stazione radioamatoriale a bordo della stazione 


4. Quale è l'esperimento più stimolante che hai fatto?

5. Quanti esperimenti devi fare ancora?

6. Fai dei sogni durante il sonno? Come ti senti al risveglio?

7. Ci sono odori particolari all'interno della stazione?

8. Le piante in quale direzione crescono a bordo della stazione spaziale?

9. Quanto è bella l'Italia vista dalla stazione spaziale?

10. Che tipo di allenamento fai prima di andare nello spazio?

11. E' vero che hai potuto gustare un caffè espresso sulla ISS?

12. Che cosa bisogna studiare per diventare un astronauta?

13. E' difficile andare in bagno e lavarsi?

14. Qual è il tuo pasto preferito? Come viene preparato?

15. Hai mai visto un uragano dalla stazione spaziale?

16. Come ti tieni in forma sulla ISS?

17. La stazione spaziale ha motori?

18. Che cosa ne pensi della "conquista" di Marte?

19. Qual è l'esperienza che ricordi con grande emozione?

20. Credi che ci siano altre forme di vita su altre galassie o pianeti?





1. Did the launch of the spaceship give you any sensations or problems?

2. How long does it take to get to the station from earth?

3. How important the amateur radio station is onboard?

4. Which is the most challenging experiment you have done?

5. How many experiments are you supposed to do?

6. Do you have dreams and how do you feel after waking up?

7. Are there any particular smells onboard?

8. Which direction do plants grow on board the space station?

9. How beautiful is it watching Italy by the space station?

10. What type of training do you do before you go to the space?

11. Is it true that you can have an espresso coffee on ISS?

12. What do you have to study to become an astronaut?

13. Is it hard to go to the toilet and have a shower?

14. What is your favorite space food and what is it prepared?

15. Have you ever spotted a hurricane by the space station?

16. How do you keep fit on ISS?

17. Does the space station have any engines?

18. What is your opinion on the settlement of mars?

19. What is the most exciting experience you recall?

20. Do you believe that there are some other life forms on another galaxy or planet?




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Next planned event(s):


  1.  "A.Gramsci-N.Pende", Noicattaro, Italy and  Istituto Comprensivo  

      "Tauro -     Viterbo", Castellana Grotte (Ba), Italy direct via  IZ7RTN 

       The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS

       The scheduled  astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA

       Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-10-21  14:23:14 UTC

       Watch for HamTV



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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