vendredi 29 avril 2016


ARISS contact planned for Ashfield Primary School, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Timothy Peake KG5BVI with participants at Ashfield Primary School, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The event is scheduled Thursday 5 May 2016 at approximately 08:08 UTC. The amateur radio contact will be a direct contact operated by GB1APS. The contact should be audible over Western Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.


Ashfield Primary School is a smaller than average school situated in a small market town, north of Leeds. Whilst Otley is a relatively affluent area, a high proportion of our pupils come from the Weston Estate – an area of significant deprivation.
Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. Very few speak English as an additional language but this number is increasing. An above average proportion of pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities and an above average number of pupils are eligible for pupil premium (40%).  Over recent years the school has sought to raise the aspirations of the pupils and their parents as a high proportion of the children come from 2nd/3rd generation NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) families.
We are a 1 form entry primary with 200 pupils.

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

1. Esme (Reception):  How can I come and see you?
2. Kitty (Year 4):  If you blow a bubble in space what shape will it be and will it last long?
3. Olivia (Year 5):  How do you communicate with people down below?
4. Amelie (Year 5):  Are your space clothes itchy or soft?
5. Libby (Year 5):  Although you are with other members up in the ISS do you ever get lonely?
6. Grace (Year 5):  What would happen to a balloon in the ISS that isn't attached to a string?
7. Zach (Year 6):  Does helium work the same in space?
8. Ethan (Year 6):  How tall are you now on the ISS?
9. Jack (Year 2):  Is there space candy?
10. Dalton (Reception):  How do you get home from the space station?
11. Ethan (Year 2):  What are washing machines like in space and how do you clean your clothes?
12. Ruth (Year 2):  What does the Earth look like at night from the ISS?
13. Millie (Year 2):  What does space smell like?
14. Maizy (Year 5):  How often do you look out of the window to see planet earth?
15. Olivia (Year 5):  What is the best thing about the countdown and why?
16. Caitlin (Reception):  How do you stop your food from floating?
17. Olivia (Year 5):  What is the best thing about being in zero gravity?
18. Chloe (Year 2):  What is it like in space at night time?
19. Mackenzie (Year 3):  How many miles up are you and why?
20. Olivia (Year 5):  What happens to your organs in space?

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.


Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
ARISS mentor
Source directe : ARISS  ON4WF
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