ARISS contact for school in Poland
An International Space Station contact is planned for Nowogard Union Schools: Junior High School No. 2, Nowogard, Poland
event is scheduled for Tuesday 29 September at 12.56 UTC, which is
14.56 CEST. This will be a telebridge contact between NA1SS and LU1CGB.
The event will be webcast on http://ariss.pzk.org.pl/live/
Union Schools consists of two schools: Junior High School No 2 and II
High School. The school is situated in Nowogard in West Pomernia
Province. Our students are 13 19 years old. II High School provides
students mainly with humanities, science and mathematics curriculum.
December 2013 the schools joined the ARISS School Contacts project. In
2004 the Nicolaus Copernicus School Amateur Radio called SP1KMK was
established. Since then our students have been keenly developing their
radio ham interests. Students have taken part in astronomy and
astronautics projects such as: MiniSat (they sent their own experiments
in near space via balloons thanks to Copernicus Project Foundation),
EarthKam (pupils ordered images of Earth taken from the ISS). There was
also an educational project called “SUPERCOMPUTER” in which our students
gained some knowledge of the latest wireless networking technologies.
from the above projects, they have made numerous astronomical
observations and got involved in astrophotography. Moreover, we hosted
some members of Polish Amateur Astronomers Society who showed at the
school the largest amateur telescope called “SOWA”. Within the project,
Nowogard Union Schools started to cooperate with some institutes of
higher education such as West Pomeranian University of Technology in
Szczecin and University of Szczecin. We also has established cooperation
with NASA staff and conducted a video conference with a NASA
astronauts’ trainer and a NASA flight engineer. There have been some
school trips to 21. Air Force Base in Œwidwin and Dolna Odra Power
Station in Gryfino organized to expand students’ technological and
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Weronika (14): What kind of technology is used to have Internet on the station?
Mateusz (16): What is the shortest time to leave the station, for
example in case of sending back to Earth a seriously ill astronaut?
Konrad (15): In your opinion, what module of the ISS is the most
heavily loaded with electronics and what tasks does it serve?
Rados³aw (16): Does the station have cosmic rays detectors and how do
they indicate that the radiation dose inside the station is higher than
5. Damian (15): What astronauts have to do in case of fire on the station?
6. Jakub (14): Do astronauts have free time?
7. Kornelia (13): What is the composition and pressure of the atmosphere inside the space station?
8. Norbert (15): What is the most interesting or astonishing Earth atmospheric phenomenon you have ever observed?
9. Szymon (14): What is the most difficult task you did on the station?
10. Norbert (18): Do all members of the crew sleep at the same time?
11. Kacper (17): Is it true that pizza and carbonated drinks are forbidden on the ISS? Could you explain why?
12. Hubert (17): How is the station provided with electricity?
13. Oktawiusz (15): What are negative symptoms of being under Zero Gravity for too long?
14. Izabela (17): Is everyone on the station trained to take a spacewalk, if necessary?
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
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