Upcoming ARISS Contacts
as of August 28, 2014
- A direct contact via RA1AJN with students in St. Petersburg, Russia is a go for 2014-08-28 11:40 UTC. No other details are available at this time.
- A direct contact with students in Mordovia Republic, Russia is a go for 2014-08-30 10:00 UTC. No other details are available at this time.
- A direct contact with students at Gymnasium Siegburg Alleestraße, Siegburg, Germany via DN6KW is scheduled for: Mon 2014-09-01 13:12:54 UTC 88 deg. Current plans are to stream this contact via Ham TV. The interview will be conducted in German.
Our school is a whole-day (8 – 4 o’clock p.m.) high school and college (1,000 students, 100 staff) that prepares its students for the final examination after 8 years. Our school, situated close to the center of Siegburg, sits in the middle of a park like campus.
We teach the languages traditionally taught in Germany, and alongside offer our students ABIBAC, a bi-lingual language curriculum, which opens the possibility of getting the French Baccalaureate, in addition to the German Abitur. These students acquire admission to not only German, but also to French universities. Some subjects are also taught in English.
Both our world and our society and, thus, education, are subject to constant change. Three important “pillars”, however, are considered to be permanent and accordingly, make Gymnasium Siegburg Alleestraße a reliable partner:
- Educational and academic qualities and commitment to ethical values
- Integration of all groups and elements that constitute school life
- Focus on health and wellbeing of students and staff
In addition to our foreign language profile we encourage and support musically interested students in special classes in which it is obligatory for all members to play an instrument. Students may later opt for music as their major subject. A very wide range of natural sciences completes our school profile.
For several years now our school has been in contact with the University of Bonn working on a project in space science and remote sensing, sponsored by DLR (German Aerospace Centre) and BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology). The project allows our junior and senior students to participate in an analysis of data as well as in a satellite surveying remote sensing with reference to scientific problems.
For this reason, our school community is very pleased and proud to have been selected for the live call in September with Dr. Alexander Gerst on the ISS in September.
- A direct contact with students at Evansville Day School, Evansville, IN, USA is scheduled for Wed 2014-09-03 14:31:59 UTC 53 deg.
Evansville Day School is an independent school located in Evansville, Indiana. We have just over 300 students in junior pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. After five of our teachers flew in microgravity in the summer of 2012, our entire school has been excited to learn more about space. We have been looking forward to this ARISS project since last spring when the students participated in an amateur radio demonstration with the help of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society. All of our students have had the opportunity to discuss what they would ask an astronaut, and submit their questions. We are really looking forward to participating in this contact.
- A direct contact with students in St. Petersburg, Russia is a go for 2014-09-05 10:00 UTC.No other details are available at this time.