ARISS contact planned for schools in Olomouc, Moravia, Czech Republic
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.
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 www.sgo.cz.
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.
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.
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: http://exfyz.upol.cz/didaktika/iss/
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
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: http://avp.upol.cz/stream/
Possibly the astronaut will operate the Ham Video transmitter. If so, DATV from the ISS will be visible on http://www.batc.tv/iss/
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?
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
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
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From : Alan F6AGV - BHAF -