quinta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2018

ARISS contact planned for schools in Vilnius, Lithuania

ARISS contact planned for schools in Vilnius, Lithuania

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Scott Tingle KG5NZA with Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Gymnasium together with Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Progymnasium, Vilnius, Lithuania

The event is scheduled on Monday 12 February 2018 at approximately 12:45 UTC.

The contact will be a direct operated by LY1BWB.
The contact should be audible in parts of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz FM downlink.

School Information:
We are students of the Vilnius Jonas Basanaviciaus Gymnasium and Progymnasium.  Both of the schools are located in Vilnius, in the capital of Lithuania.  Here we are taught of all basic subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, math, etc.  Our project team was assembled from both schools and each member has their own motivation to join, some of us are here to see what it's like to make an amateur radio contact and talk to a person in space, some are here for the generic experience, while others try to figure out if space science would be what they want to do in their future lives.
Our team extends from writers, filmmakers to technical people, so everyone can try out everything and do what they like most.  Best thing about this project is that it is a very unique way to celebrate the 100 years of Lithuania??s independence.  All involved students will be able to mark this historical moment with such a powerful milestone and inspire future generations so that they never stop learning new things and never give up reaching new horizons.

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

1. Haroldas 18: Jonas Basanavicius was named person of the century in Lithuania. What kind of person would you choose to be your country's person of the century?
2. Radvilas 14: Can you see Lithuania from your current position?
3. Dominykas 18: What is your opinion about inflatable habitats that were tested in the ISS?
4. Karolis 18: If you could ever travel to one of the planets, which would you choose?
5. Kasparas 18: How your stay in space differs from what you had expected?
6. Lukas 16: Are there any disagreements between crewmembers?
7. Ignas 15: What extreme situations might be faced in the ISS?
8. Mante 16: What was the first thing you saw through the window of the ISS?
9. Gleb 18: Who would you be if you were not an Astronaut?
10. Povilas 13: If you had an opportunity to talk to someone from the past, who would it be?
11. Saule 18: What annoys you the most in ISS?
12. Jurga 18: Is the silence in space deeper than on Earth?
13. Modestas 16: How do you relax in space?
14. Akvile 13: Have you ever seen space junk colliding?
15. Rimgaudas 14: Which do you think is scarier; ascending or landing?
16. Justina 18: According to which time zone do you celebrate New Year?
17. Antanas 16: How do paper planes fly in the space station?
18. Lukas 18: What is going to be your first meal when you come back?
19. Erika 14: Do you use lasers made in Lithuania in your work?
20: Povilas 16: How long does it take you to catch up with fashion?

About ARISS:

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 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
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