ARISS contact planned for Wellesley House School, Broadstairs, Kent, United Kingdom
International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Timothy
Peake KG5BVI with participants at Wellesley House School, Broadstairs,
Kent, United Kingdom. The event is scheduled Saturday April 23 at
approximately 12:10 UTC. The amateur radio contact will be a direct
contact operated by GB1WHS. The contact should be audible over Western
Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz
narrowband FM. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
House is a prep school with approx. 140 pupils. Our aim is to open up a
world of opportunity for girls and boys aged from 7 to 13. We are
primarily a boarding school with about one third day pupils. Our
catchment is vast, with international pupils as well as pupils from
across the South East.
Our ethos is that success follows success,
whether in or outside the classroom, and occurs naturally in pupils who
are happy and motivated. All pupils are encouraged to push themselves
and made to feel secure enough to take risks.
The school provided
Space outreach for local schools in October 2014 following Science
teacher Kerry Sabin-Dawson’s attendance at the ESERO-UK Space conference
- the Primary Frontier in July 2014 in York. Inspired by the
initiatives and resources available she held a Space training session
for local primary teachers to encourage them to bring space education
into the classroom.
Fourteen local schools attended and it was a
great success. There was a representative from the Royal Greenwich
Observatory, an education liaison officer from the local company Pfizer
Ltd, Canterbury STEM ambassador Becky Vincer and John Hislop of the
Monkton Stargazers, a local astronomy group. The organiser of the
theatre group Spacefund explained how she had written the Team Tim show
with the cooperation of Tim Peake, which was promptly booked by some of
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Benny (age 12): Today is International Marconi Day; how do you think Marconi would feel about this radio communication?
2. (Ruby (age 8): From space, what evidence can you see that humans are having a negative impact upon planet Earth?
3. Robert (age 12): We are planting seeds brought back by the Russian cosmonauts at Ursuline. How do you think they will grow?
4. Ellie (age 7): What happens to a compass in Space?
Scarlett (age 7): It is 400 years today since Shakespeare died. Which
Shakespearean quote do you think best describes your mission?
6. Erica (age ): What is the biggest lesson you have learned whilst being in Space? (Chartfield)
7. Alica (age 10): How do you think being in space has changed you? (River)
8. Max (age 7): Do bacteria multiply at the same rate in a low gravity environment? (Pluckley)
9. Oliver (age 11): What do you need to do to acclimatise back to the Earth’s gravity on your return? (Garlinge)
10. Joe (age 9): Did you ever dream about becoming an astronaut when you were a child? (St L Junior Acad)
11. Ethan (age 12): What space exploration do you think we will be doing in 200 years? (Smarden)
12. Benny (age 12): Have you played any jokes on your colleagues on the ISS? Scarlett
13. Ruby (age 8): What is the first thing you are going to do when you get home? (St Lawrence)
14. Robert (age 12): What was your spacewalk like? Elsie Meades (St Mildreds)
15. Ellie (age 7): What’s your favourite experiment to conduct, and why? (Bromstone)
16. Scarlett (age 7): What do you do if there is a fire on the ISS?
17. Erica (age 10): Have you ever seen any other objects go past you in space such as comets or asteroids? (St George’s C of E)
18. Alisha (age 10): Will you be visiting schools when you return to Earth? And will you please visit Wellesley House? (again)
19. Max (age 7): How is time different in space?
20. Oliver (age 11): Do you get a proxy vote if you are in space?
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.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
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