ARISS contact with school in Bombala, NSW, Australia
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD with students at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bombala, NSW, Australia.
The contact is scheduled on Thursday June 10, 2021 at approximately 10:45:26 UTC, which is 12:45:26 CEST.
The link to the ISS will be operated by the amateur radio telebridge station IK1SLD, located in northern Italy.
Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 narrow band FM.
Moreover, operations at IK1SLD ground station will probably be webcast on https://www.ariotti.com/
Bombala is situated in the southern tablelands of New South Wales, between the Snowy Mountains and the Far South Coast. This district is known as Platypus Country for its large population of platypus.
Bombala was established as a town in the 1840’s and has a population of around 1300. Bombala farmers are recognised for their produce which includes not only wool, prime lambs and cattle but also lavender. The local economy is supported by forestry and has a softwood mill which processes the plantation timber growing in the region.
St Joseph’s Primary School is one of 56 schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. St Joseph’s is a Kindergarten to Year 6 School of 62 students. Our school motto "Grace and Justice” encourages all children to develop positive attitudes towards others and those less fortunate.
At St Joseph’s we are developing skills that will equip our students for their futures. The school has a focus on developing student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We are introducing coding, robotics, Virtual Reality and 3D printing. Currently we are all learning about the universe. We have visited the Canberra Deep Space Communication Centre and now we are looking forward to talking to a real astronaut.
Students First Names & Questions:
1. Oliver: What is the process for getting up and down from the International Space Station?
2. Miller: Does zero gravity up there affect the way you are when you come back down to earth?
3. Zac: How long have you all been on the space station for?
4. Anna: What do the shooting stars look like when they go past your space station?
5. Henry: How does a satellite provide internet?
6. Grace: What made you want to be an astronaut?
7. Isaac: How do you keep warm?
8. Kobi: How long has the space station been around for/ when was it built and who by?
9. Octavia: Does outside in space always look the same?
10. Abbey: Have you seen any space junk?
11. Mrs Shannon: Thank you for answering our questions, to finish up we would like to know what advice you would give to someone who wanted to be an astronaut.
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