The event is scheduled Wednesday March 20, 2019 at approximately 20.16 UTC (21.16 CEWT).
The conversation will be conducted in English.
The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD.
The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.
Moreover, the operations at IK1SLD will be webcast on:
North Point School for Boys, a private school in Calgary, provides a setting for boys from Kindergarten to Grade 9 in which they are challenged and motivated, developing into young men of integrity with a genuine love of learning. Through strong mentors, experiential learning and blended learning, students discover who they are and how they learn.
Students will be learning about the International Space Station through social discussion, science class and engineering academy. Students will be building a scale model of the International Space Station and learning Canada's commitment to the space program.
Students First Names & Questions:
1. Omar (Gr. 9): How did you train to become an astronaut?
2. Josh (Gr. 8): What do you do all day?
3. Rowan (Gr. 8): Is time different on the space station?
4. Cayden (Gr. 7): What is it like being weightless in space?
5. Daniel (Gr. 7): Is it hard to move around?
6. Krystian (Gr. 6): What is your favorite space food?
7. Gavin (Gr. 6): What is the coolest thing you have seen while on the space station?
8. Dominic (Gr. 5): How long does it take to get used to zero gravity?
9. Caleb (Gr. 5): What did you bring with you to the International Space Station?
10. Declan (Gr. 4): Was it scary launching on the Space Shuttle?
11. Omar (Gr. 9): Will you get to do a spacewalk?
12. Josh (Gr. 8): Do you operate the Canadarm?
13. Rowan (Gr. 8): What does the sunrise look like?
14. Cayden (Gr. 7): How long was the Soyuz ride?
15. Daniel (Gr. 7): What is your rank with the Canadian Space Agency?
16. Krystian (Gr. 6): Do you get to see all the parts of the International Space Station?
17. Gavin (Gr. 6): Can you see Canada from space?
18. Dominic (Gr. 5): How do astronauts breathe with their EVA suits on?
19. Caleb (Gr. 5): Do astronauts eat together?
20. Declan (Gr. 4): What is it like being in space?
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support.
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.
The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF