[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Polska Akademia Dzieci (Polish Academy of Kids), Gdansk, Poland

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Thu Oct 3 21:05:25 PDT 2013

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Polska Akademia Dzieci (Polish Academy of Kids), Gdansk, Poland on 05 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:37 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 and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



Language Laboratories, School of Genius (SG), is one of the first Language schools In Poland (est. in 1968). Till today it is a unique scientific and educational unit, where each student has individually designes programme of learning in a foreign language, including Astronomy, Neuropsychology and Robotics. Classes at SG are individually prepared for each student (including post- and prenatal teaching ). Individual programmes include updated ICT tools carefully adapted to the Ss' interest. Language is only the tool used to communicate.


The Project Polish Academy of Kids is the first university run by kids on an international scale, where Young Scientists can freely choose the field of scientific interest. Lecturers are from 6 to 2 years old and examine magnetic levitation, the missing links of vertebrates' evolution or dogs, cats and stick insects. They decide about the scope of research and we, adults, only help them with the technical aspects and show reliable sources of knowledge. We work under the patronage of Ministry of Science and Education, Patent Office, Ministry of Education, Jagiellonian University and many others. For more details visit website: akademiadzieci.edu.pl.


Polish Academy of Kids was nominated the Science Populariser 2011 and 2012 in the contest organised by Science and Scholarship in Poland (Polish Press Agency and Ministry of Science and Higher Education) while the co-founders of Polish Academy of Kids were awarded the Pol-Cul prize for their contribution to children's development in Poland and wonthe award of distinction for the best voluntary initiative in Pomerania.



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


1.   Can you describe preparations to space flight?

2.   What do you have to do to become an astronaut?

3.   Which trainings do you need to become an astronaut?

4.   How old was the youngest astronaut and can a child go to space?

5.   What do you eat and how do you eat in space?

6.   When will be the next expedition to Mars?

7.   How does personal hygiene look like in space?

8.   What's the research you're doing in space and what are your 

     accomplishments in it?

9.   What is dark matter made of?

10.  Do black holes and white holes exist?

11.  Can you see the Eiffel Tower from space? When are you coming back to 


12.  Can a balloon full of helium go up in space?

13.  Why is there no gravity in space?

14.  What do astronauts dream of in space and what do they miss most?

15.  When will be the next expedition to the Moon?







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 Next planned event(s):


   1. Scuola Media Statale "Salvo D'Acquisto", Cesano Maderno,  Italy, 

      telebridge via VK6MJ  

      Mon 07Oct2013,  07:48 UTC 


   2. S. K. Seri Suria, Bangsar, Selangor,  Malaysia, direct via 9M2RPN

      Wed, 09Oct2013,  09:31 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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