[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Nowogard Union Schools: Junior High School No. 2, Nowogard, Poland

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Sat Sep 26 14:47:23 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Nowogard Union Schools: Junior High School No. 2, Nowogard, Poland on 29 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:56 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and LU1CGB. The contact should be audible over Argentina 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.



Nowogard Union Schools consists of two schools: Junior High School No 2 and II High School. The school is situated in Nowogard in West Pomernia Province. Our students are 13 - 19 years old. II High School provides students mainly with humanities, science and mathematics curriculum.


In December 2013 the schools joined the ARISS School Contacts project. In 2004 the Nicolaus Copernicus School Amateur Radio called SP1KMK was established. Since then our students have been keenly developing their radio ham interests. Students have taken part in astronomy and astronautics projects such as: MiniSat (they sent their own experiments in near space via balloons thanks to Copernicus Project Foundation), EarthKam (pupils ordered images of Earth taken from the ISS). There was also an educational project called "SUPERCOMPUTER" in which our students gained some knowledge of the latest wireless networking technologies.


Apart from the above projects, they have made numerous astronomical observations and got involved in astrophotography. Moreover, we hosted some members of Polish Amateur Astronomers Society who showed at the school the largest amateur telescope called "SOWA". Within the project, Nowogard Union Schools started to cooperate with some institutes of higher education such as West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin and University of Szczecin. We also have established cooperation with NASA staff and conducted a video conference with a NASA astronauts' trainer and a NASA flight engineer. There have been some school trips to 21. Air Force Base in Owidwin and Dolna Odra Power Station in Gryfino organized to expand students' technological and technical knowledge.




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


1.  What kind of technology is used to have Internet on the station? 

2.  What is the shortest time to leave the station, for example in case of 

    sending back to Earth a seriously ill astronaut? 

3.  In your opinion, what module of the ISS is the most heavily loaded with 

    electronics and what tasks does it serve? 

4.  Does the station have cosmic rays detectors and how do they indicate 

    that the radiation dose inside the station is higher than acceptable? 

5.  What astronauts have to do in case of fire on the station? 

6.  Do astronauts have free time? 

7.  What is the composition and pressure of the atmosphere inside the space 


8.  What is the most interesting or astonishing Earth atmospheric phenomenon 

    you have ever observed? 

9.  What is the most difficult task you did on the station? 

10.  Do all members of the crew sleep at the same time? 

11.  Is it true that pizza and carbonated drinks are forbidden on the ISS? 

     Could you explain why? 

12.  How is the station provided with electricity? 

13.  What are negative symptoms of being under Zero Gravity for too long? 

14.  Is everyone on the station trained to take a spacewalk, if necessary? 







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Next planned event(s):


   1. Fukara Junior High School,  Susono, Japan, direct via 8N2F

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  NA1SS

      The scheduled astronaut is Kimiya Yui KG5BPH

      Contact is a go for:  Thu, 01Oct2015, 10:26 UTC 




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. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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