[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Liceo Statale Adelaide Cairoli, Pavia, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 7 07:19:36 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Liceo Statale Adelaide Cairoli, Pavia, Italy on 09 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:00 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge 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.


The school, founded in 1862 in Pavia, has been in the "Palazzo Olevano", since 1870 is called Adelaide Cairoli, "the glorious mother of five fighting for the unification of Italy". The Institute has kept this name and is famous foe its magnificent rooms with frescoes, monumental stairs, stucco, mirrors, full of memories but one of the most modern educational facilities, which offers three types of courses (Language High School, High School of Music, School of Humanities and Science). The school offers an extensive cultural background, favors the development of communication skills both in the mother tongue and in foreign languages. It prepares the students for university helping the student choose the most suitable university course.

The school has about 50 classes with approx 1400 students. The Radio Club has been founded to give students the opportunity to talk to the amateurs of the other stations all over the world using different languages. We think that radio is a powerful teaching tool, which can be useful in everyday school activities.



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


1.  What is the space weather forecast for the ISS today?

2.  How come there is not a section of the ISS that spins and provides   

    artificial gravity to help the astronauts stay healthy, and have a 

    somewhat normal existence - like in the movies?

3.  How can amateur radio be improved on the ISS?

4.  How do you sleep in space? Do you have beds?

5.  Do you ever get to talk to your family from space? If so, how?

6.  Can you see Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn from where you are in space?

7.  How do you get from the space shuttle into the Space Station, and how do 

    you get from the Space Station into the space shuttle?

8.  Of all your everyday things to do at home, what is the hardest to do in 


9.  How does the lack of gravity effect your muscular structure in space?

10. How did your face handle take off? Did it flap in the wind?

11. What is the most memorable view of Earth you have seen from space?

12. How long can someone live on the space station?

13. How is being in space different than you thought it would be?

14. What are the 3 most important things for someone to do or learn before 

    they apply to be an astronaut?

15. How far away are you and how long will it take you to get back home?

16. Can you and do you eat ice cream in outer space?



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


Next planned event(s):


  1. Pacificon  - ARRL Pacific Division Conference, Santa Clara, CA, 

     telebridge via  IK1SLD

     Sat, 13Oct12 18:57 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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