Upcoming ARISS Contacts
as of May 5, 2016
- A direct contact via N1ASA with students at All Saints STEAM Academy (AS2A), Middletown, Rhode Island, USA is scheduled for Fri 2016-05-06 16:43:47 UTC 56 deg. The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ. Watch for the live simulcast at livestream.com/accounts/9685187/events/5301163.
One of the most exciting features in our school is the inclusion of co-curricular, collaborative STEAM learning opportunities. Our standards-based curriculum is delivered in such a way as to bring real-world activities to our students. STEAM education is incorporated in each classroom from pre-kindergarten through grade eight where our students are challenged to imagine new ideas, to discover how to create them, and to launch them into reality.
AS2A is strongly committed to all students and their families. The high caliber of our teachers, in conjunction with a positive educational environment, is conducive to learning excellence. Our goal is to have each and every child receive a quality education while experiencing personal growth and spiritual development. Furthermore, each student’s learning experience extends beyond the engaging classroom environment to the local beaches for environmental studies, the school’s makerspace for fabrication, and the hydroponics lab for growing and harvesting plants.
Local non-profits, universities and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center have enjoyed mentoring our students across a variety of STEAM initiatives including app creation, competitive robotics, cyber security challenges, and amateur radio (the club callsign is N1ASA). All students gain early coding skills through the SCRATCH programming language on iPads, and also leverage the Apple design lab with the on-site 3-D printer and vinyl cutter.
At All Saints STEAM Academy, the spirit of joy in learning is present everywhere, every day. We encourage our students to expand their learning, to explore new ideas and to create their dreams.
- A direct contact via GB1OSM with students at The Kings School, Ottery St Mary, Devon, UK, is scheduled for Mon 2016-05-09 09:26:30 UTC 62 deg The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI. Watch for HamTV during this contact.
The King’s School is an 11-18 comprehensive school with approximately 1150 students of which 230 are in the Sixth Form. It has a long and proud history that can be traced back to a fourteenth century choir school which was replaced in 1545 by Henry VIII in 1545 with “The King’s School”.
Although The King’s School became an academy in 2011 we continue to work in close partnership with Devon County Council and our fellow secondary schools to ensure that we offer the best educational opportunities possible. Our inclusive philosophy of “Achievement for All” encapsulates our belief that every person who enters The King’s School has unique skills and potential which we believe we have the creativity and ability to unlock.
We were graded Outstanding by OfSTED in 2011, and in the latest 2014 OfSTED inspection we were again graded Outstanding but this time in every category. The report endorsed the school’s belief that its ethos has a hugely positive impact on student achievement.
We are extremely proud of our students and of the brilliant examination results they achieve year on year. However, we are also incredibly proud of the myriad of extra-curricular activities in which they are involved. This richness of opportunity is central to what we believe develops our students into well rounded young people. We are very much a community school, working very closely with our hugely supportive parents, Governors, excellent partner primary schools, local business representatives and a wide range of other agencies to provide opportunities for all.
- A telebridge contact via K6DUE with students at H.A.L. School, Lucknow, India is scheduled for Thu 2016-05-12 08:11:20 UTC 79 deg. The scheduled astronaut is Tim Kopra KE5UDN.
Nestled in cosy, lush green and safe sphere is the prestigious education hub HAL School has inscribed a saga of success! Installed in 1974, the school has come a long way. The visionary founders dreamed of an ideal and prosperous institution whose torch bearers and pupils would write a history of academic excellence besides versatility in additional activities. Teachers burnt midnight oil and left no stone unturned and the students responded with equal dedication and brought laurels. Being a member of HAL factory, school frequently bore the responsibility of hosting memorable guests from Russia and celebrities like first Indian astronaut Wg.cdr Rakesh Sharma (Retd), President (Late) APJ Abdul Kalam etc.
The school not only organized but also participated in major events organized by HAL Factory year by year. The recent activity which has caught momentum is ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) which is active all the world over and now has come as a great opportunity for HAL School to be the first in state (Uttar Pradesh) to contact with International Space Station and eminent astronauts, participate in seminars, presentations and workshops and associate themselves with radio academically. The School has been involved in many Amateur Radio activities like Amateur radio demonstration for students, JOTA for Scouts & Guides etc. There were 6 students who took the Amateur Radio licences during their studies in school.
Workshops by eminent counsellors/experts/guest faculty/agencies from various fields benefitted the students in personality development and career counselling/awareness/advice. Year by year the number of such sessions has multiplied and continues till date. The concrete and farsighted plans and strategies are being worked upon. Innovation, modification, changes and publicity efforts are on to make better the things. The improved education, basic facilities, performance of both teacher and taught, inclusion of teachers training/orientation programmes are in pipe line for makeover of the school.
- A telebridge contact via W6SRJ with students at AstroNuts Kids Space Club Academy, Duncan Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, is scheduled for Sat 2016-05-14 17:37:12 UTC 33 deg. The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI.
The “Whats up in Space” Camp & STEM Contest was created by a 13 year-old, Brett Bielecki and father Ray, 5 years ago in order to ignite the curiosities of hundreds of elementary school children to learn about “all things space”. Our volunteer-based space camp is held at the world famous David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill Ontario where the children are engaged and inspired by 20 volunteer space educators, multiple Skype guests and educational activities in a fun and educational setting. The children’s STEM contest brings together dozens of innovative future astronauts, scientists educators and engineers in the spirit of competition. Our space camp was launched because of the high interest for space education by elementary school students, their parents and teachers when they recognized the value of the “AstroNuts kids space club."