[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with CRA Pozohondo, Nava De Abajo (Pozohondo), Spain

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 14 16:22:39 PDT 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at CRA Pozohondo, Nava De Abajo (Pozohondo), Spain on 16 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:26 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU8YY. The contact should be audible over Argentina and portions of S. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


Our school is officially named CRA ( Colegio Rural Agrupado) because it is located in a small village called Nava de Abajo and it only has got 30 pupils from kindergarten ( 3 to 5 years old) to the last level of Primary School ( 11- 12 years old pupils). The building is also small and we are only four teachers so the students are organized mixed levels: Kindergarten, 6-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-11 years.

Regarding to this activity it is remarkable the special interest that the teachers and students show in the knowledge of the Universe, that is why we have developed astrophotography, astronomy ,´astro-tales´ and radio ham studios.

You can find us at this website: http://edu.jccm.es/cra/cra_pozohondo



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


1.  Is it possible to have a fish in a fishbowl?

2.  Have you got any robot? What is it used for?

3.  Do you recycle water?

4.  Have you ever left the spaceship?

5.  What do you usually eat?

6.  What time zone do you use as reference?

7.  How would an invertebrate animal life grow in the space? And a vertebrate  


8.  Do you like the sightseeing from space? Can you tell us about it?

9.  What are your careers?

10. What are the required studies for being an astronaut?

11. Is it possible to have animals in the ISS?

12. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

13. What is the average of your working day?

14. Have you ever seen an asteroid?

15. Can you watch television?

16. How is the plants growth affected by gravity?

17. Do you make experiments with music?

18. How long are you staying in space?

19. Could a baby be born at the ISS?

20. Have you ever seen a bacterium in the space? Does it change in shape?

21. Which are your hobbies? 




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



Next planned event(s):


  1.   Wattsburg Area School District, Erie, PA, telebridge via VK4KHZ 

       Fri, 19Oct12, 16:11 UTC 


   2.  National Scouting Museum, Irving, TX, telebridge via VK6MJ 

       Sat, 20Oct12 18:32 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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