Tuesday 3 December, ARISS contact planned with school in Poland


An International Space Station school contact has been planned Tuesday 3 December with participants at Primary and Junior High Schools Complex in Brzeznica, Poland. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:27 UTC, which is 09:27 CEWT.


The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS (Michael S. Hopkins KF5LJG) and K6DUE located in Maryland, USA. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.


The contact will probably be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010, and also on the local HAM repeater SR8K connected to EchoLink.


The contact will probably be broadcast on the livestream video server at http://ariss.pzk.org.pl/live


Students from the Primary and Junior High Schools Complex in Brzeznica are interested in Science, mainly Physics. They attend many additional lessons and educational projects connected with Mathematics,  Physics, Astronomy, amateur radio communications and satellite communications. They participate in educational trips and tours. Teachers prepare lessons for students interested in astronomy. The school organizes additional activities with the support of the European Union, such as  special classes involving astronomical sky observation.

Moreover, the school prepared a series of activities related to astronautics: amateur radio communications with the ISS, astronomy classes and observation of the passing Space Station, art competitions related to the cosmos and the space station, activities for senior students concerning the life of astronauts aboard the space station.


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

1. Adrian (14): Do you like to be an astronaut?

2. Bartek(14): How long does it take to go into orbit?

3. Claudia(14): How do you wash in space?

4. Pauline(14): What impact does your 6 months stay on board have on your bones?

5. Gabrielle(14): Did you dream about flying into space when you were a child?

6. Jacob(14): Where do you feel better, in space or on Earth?

7. Conrad(14): Do you miss your family when you are in space?

8. Camil(14): Are you happy in space?

9. Claudia(14): What is the temperature inside and outside the space station?

10. Tom(15): How do you celebrate Christmas on board?

11. Adrian(14): How did you feel during your flight into space?

12. Bartek(14): What studies do you have to accomplish to become an astronaut?

13. Claudia(14): What's the temperature of boiling and frezing water in space?

14. Pauline(14): What do you see through the window of your spaceship?

15. Gabrielle(14): Do you have a doctor in the spaceship?

16. Jacob(14): Can plants grow on the space station - if so what is growing at the moment?


ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard 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.




Armand Budzianowski, SP3QFE

ARISS mentor