ARISS contact planned for The Kings School, Ottery St Mary, Devon, United Kingdom
International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Timothy
Peake KG5BVI with participants at The Kings School, Ottery St Mary,
Devon, United Kingdom. The event is scheduled Monday 9 May 2016 at
approximately 09:26 UTC. The amateur radio contact will be a direct
contact operated by GB1OSM. The contact should be audible over Western
Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz
The King’s School is an 11-18
comprehensive school with approximately 1150 students of which 230 are
in the Sixth Form. It has a long and proud history that can be traced
back to a fourteenth century choir school which was replaced in 1545 by
Henry VIII in 1545 with “The King’s School”.
Although The King’s
School became an academy in 2011 we continue to work in close
partnership with Devon County Council and our fellow secondary schools
to ensure that we offer the best educational opportunities possible. Our
inclusive philosophy of “Achievement for All” encapsulates our belief
that every person who enters The King’s School has unique skills and
potential which we believe we have the creativity and ability to unlock.
were graded Outstanding by OfSTED in 2011, and in the latest 2014
OfSTED inspection we were again graded Outstanding but this time in
every category. The report endorsed the school’s belief that its ethos
has a hugely positive impact on student achievement.
extremely proud of our students and of the brilliant examination results
they achieve year on year. However, we are also incredibly proud of
the myriad of extra-curricular activities in which they are involved.
This richness of opportunity is central to what we believe develops our
students into well rounded young people. We are very much a community
school, working very closely with our hugely supportive parents,
Governors, excellent partner primary schools, local business
representatives and a wide range of other agencies to provide
opportunities for all.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
Lara, aged 13 - You have missed Christmas and Easter with your family
and friends – how have you celebrated big events in space?
Harry, aged 12 - We have seen videos of you playing about in
microgravity on the ISS – what is your favourite thing to do when
3. Elizabeth, aged 18 - From your elevated
advantage point, looking down on the Earth, has your perception of the
events on our planet, such as conflicts and wars been altered? Does the
change in perception give any insight that we could learn from?
Eleanor, aged 11 - Having spent many months looking at the Earth from
afar, where is the first place you would go for a family holiday when
you get home?
5. Freddie, aged 12 - Over 500 astronauts have been
into space, but only 12 have set foot on the moon. Do you think that we
will return people to the moon again in the future? How will your
research on the ISS help us if we did?
6. Naomi, aged 13 - We
have learned about your experiments on how the human body adapts to
conditions in space. How will the research improve our quality of life
7. Robert, aged 13 - Taking into account Einstein’s
theory of relativity, do you think you are ageing slower because you are
travelling faster then the Earth?
8. Ben, aged 11 - I often
stare into the inky blackness of space and wonder.. if the universe is
expanding, then what is it expanding into? Has your time in space given
you any insight?
9. Robbie, aged 14 - Is the sunrise more spectacular from your perspective?
Emily, aged 13 - After 6 years of training to be an astronaut, I bet
it’s all been worth it. The experiments you are doing are amazing, but
did you ever struggle with Science at school? What would you say to
anyone that finds it difficult?
11. Josh, aged 12 - How do you
get your air in space? Do you bring it up in tanks, or do you make it in
the space station, if so, how? Also, do you have a special ‘space
mixture’ of air or is it the same as we have on earth?
12. Tristan, aged 12 - Do you and the other astronauts onboard control the space station, or is it controlled from Earth?
Katie, aged 12 - Research shows that your sleeping position can affect
the kind of dreams that you have. Have you noticed any difference in
your sleep patterns or dreams during your time in space?
Chloe, aged 12 - I am reading ‘The Astronaut’s Handbook’ at the moment,
which is fascinating. If you could take one thing into space to make
life more comfortable, or easier, what would it be?
aged 12 - We have enjoyed listening to your music choices on ‘Space
Rocks’ – what is your all-time favourite song to listen to in space?
16. Jessica, aged 12 - How do you keep the temperature constant inside the space station?
James, aged 12 - What would happen to a goldfish if you took it up to
the ISS? Would it just float around in a bubble of water?
18. Josh, aged 12 - Do you have a special ‘space mixture’ of air or is it the same as we have on earth?
19. Freddie, aged 12 - How will your research on the ISS help us return people to the moon?
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
Source directe : ARISS
From : Alan F6AGV f6agv'@'free.fr