ARISS school contact planned for Adelaide, Australia
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Luca Parmitano KF5KDP with participants at Loreto College, Adelaide, South Australia.
The event is planned Thursday August 15, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 09.17 UTC, which is 11.17 CEST.
The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in northern Italy. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.
Moreover, the event will be web streamed from IK1SLD on www.ik1sld.org/live/
Loreto College Marryatville is South Australia’s only all-girls independent Catholic day and boarding school, catering for approximately 600 students from Early Learning to Year 12. The College was established in 1905 and is set on beautiful heritage grounds. Being one of seven Australian Loreto Schools united by the vision of Mary Ward, the College prides itself on the development of strong, passionate, and confident girls and young women who have the social consciousness to make a difference to our world. A Loreto education is built from a 400-year-old foundation that articulates the importance of educating girls and young women so that they will actively take a place in society and influence their world through a set of strong values and beliefs. In delivering this view, Loreto College Marryatville provides girls with a well-rounded education where students are presented with a broad range of opportunities and given the support and encouragement needed so that they beco! me confident and engaged learners.
There are approximately 85 teaching and non-teaching staff to support student learning. Coordinating teacher is Ann-Maree Tippins. Supporting teachers are Patty Warrender, Alison Thompson, Andrew Baker, Isabelle Roberts.
Dr Nicole Archard is Principal and supported the College’s first trip to NASA, Cape Kennedy Centre, in 2017. A group of 16 girls, accompanied by 2 teachers, experienced 5 days as part of a Space Camp. We were fortunate enough to meet the astronaut, John David Bartoe or JD, who was so friendly and inspiring. One of our students, Holly MacRae, had a personal meeting with Luca Parmitano, who departs on July 20 as part of Expedition 60-61.
1. Isabella: As this is the year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, has the moon any more significance to you?
2. Megan: What did it feel like when you first stepped into the International Space Station?
3. Gabrielle: If you were able to choose how long to stay on the ISS, what would you say?
4. Avreen: Would you like to explore space further, for example, be part of a mission to Mars?
5. Samantha: Does viewing the Earth from space change the way in which you think about humanity?
6. April: I walk around my house; do you miss the feeling of “walking” in the Space Station?
7. Mia: What do you expect to see changing in the space industry in the coming years?
8. Claudia: Is space tourism a worthwhile endeavour?
9. Anna: There are so many songs written with a space theme; what does space sound like?
10. Harriet: Do you keep looking out in hope of seeing a UFO?
11. Vivienne: Does living without gravity impact on your physical state?
12. Natalie: What do you do with any spare time?
13. Isabella: Why is it called the “International” Space Station?
14. Megan: Are you able to keep in contact with family and close friends?
15. Gabrielle: What do you do to overcome homesickness?
16. Avreen: Is there ever a “day” in which you get bored?
17. Samantha: Based on the experiences of past astronauts, what preparations are you already putting in place for your return?
18. April: If you had a choice of movie to watch, what would your favourite “space” movie be?
19. Mia: Viewing the “Blue Planet” from space, do you believe there are other planets that could support intelligent life?
20. Claudia: Are you hopeful for our planet’s future?
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.organd www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.