lundi 7 mars 2016


ARISS contact planned for schools in Olomouc, Moravia, Czech Republic

An International Space Station school radio contact has been planned with participants in Olomouc March 8, 2016. Students from three schools in the Czech Republic will ask questions to ESA astronaut Timothy Peake on board the International Space Station. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:22 UTC, which is 09:22 CEWT. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes. The amateur radio contact will be direct between OR4ISS and OK2KYJ. The contact should be audible over most of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

It will be the first ARISS event ever in the Czech Republic. The OK2KYJ radio club www.ok2kyj.c and students of three high schools in Olomouc participate to this ARISS project. All three schools have similar study cycles of four, six, or eight years. All schools have invested into the latest technology, allowing students to access online learning and become competent with computers and the internet. All schools offer various extra-curricular programmes and activities, including ARISS and ISS projects.

Slovanske gymnazium features high standards on teaching programmes. Students’ contributions to the ARISS project foster Physics studying. Some students follow the French bilingual programme. Some of their preparations and promotion of ARISS are shown in a short video at

Gymnazium Olomouc – Hejcin is known as one of the top level high schools in the Czech Republic. Students are challenged to academic success and prepared to excel at the university level. Some of the students follow an English bilingual programme, where both Czech teachers and native English speaking teachers participate to the tuition.

Gymnazium Cajkovskeho offers a Spanish bilingual programme as well as courses for an international certificate in German language. Students and teachers take part in many projects with remarkable results. The school also has a strong sports section. While taking part in the ARISS project, the school has emphasized on Science. As the school has been on the waiting list for an ARISS contact for more than two years, some of the students have reached the university and offer support via the UP Crowd.

UP Crowd is a guild of students of scientific disciplines and other science enthusiasts from the University of Palacky in Olomouc. Through their members they have an extensive connection with famous scientists and astronomers in the Czech Republic. This website presents information about the ISS and ARISS:

Links to galeries presenting preparation for the event:

ONYX partners have greatly contributed to the realization of the ARISS - Olomouc project and expect a wide audience at

Nation wide media and famous scientists and astronomers have been invited to join the presentations planned before and after the radio contact, thus  contributing to foster interest in both astronautics and radio communications throughout the Czech Republic. The event will probably be live on:

Possibly the astronaut will operate the Ham Video transmitter. If so, DATV from the ISS will be visible on

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

1. Alzbeta (18): What is it like eating in zero gravity?
2. Frantisek(19): How can you relax on the ISS? Do you have time to watch movies?
3. Vojtech (19): Is the day/night cycle the same as on Earth? Are you on shifts?
4. Barbora (18): What was the most difficult or strangest thing to get used to on the ISS?
5. Monika (18): Does your stay in space have any influence on your health and if so, how?
6. Robin (17): What do you miss most from gravity on Earth?
7. Anna-Marie (18): How do you deal with the isolation from your family?
8. Linda (19): Is it possible to catch a cold on the ISS or is it a completely sterile environment?
9. Tomas (18): Can you use a 3D printer in the same way as on Earth?
10. Alzbeta (18): How do you overcome weightlessness when back on Earth?
11. Frantisek (19): Does time pass slower or faster in your daily routine aboard the ISS compared to life on Earth?
12. Vojtech (19): Do you access the Internet in the same fashion as on Earth?
13. Barbora (18): Do you have any musical instruments on the ISS?
14. Monika (18): Are you planning a stay of a small pet aboard the ISS?
15. Robin (17): Are there any special items that you carry with you all the time?
16. Anna-Marie (18): What do you think is the biggest problem for humans to go beyond low earth orbit?
17. Linda (19): How are you being filmed during a spacewalk?
18. Tomas (18): Is it possible to compare life on ISS to somewhere on Earth?

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.


Armand Budzianowski, SP3QFE
ARISS mentor
 MAJ-1 :

The ARISS contact with schools in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Tuesday March 8, 2016 at 08:22 UTC, will be broadcast on EchoLink conference server, *AMSAT* (node 101377).

73, Gaston - ON4WF
Source directe :   ARISS
From : Alan F6AGV  -   BHAF   - 

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