Upcoming ARISS Contacts
as of June 23, 2016
- A direct contact with students in Ufa, Russia, is scheduled for Thu 2016-06-30 07:55 UTC. The scheduled astronaut is Oleg Skripochka, RN3FU.
- A direct contact via DN1JKG with students at Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium, Bruchsal, Germany, is scheduled for Fri 2016-07-01 08:31:23 UTC 74 deg The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ.
The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium is one of the biggest schools of general education in the administrative district of Karlsruhe
in Baden-Wurttemberg. More than 1,300 students are taught by over one hundred teachers. Our focus is on a scientific profile with the succession of languages being English-French or English-Latin. Furthermore, science and technology is a major subject starting in year 8. About 85% of our students opt for this profile.
For four years now the Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium has been one of 44 model schools in Baden-Wurttemberg which allow students to take their A-levels at different speeds – either after eight or nine years of secondary education.
The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium is also participating in three different educational pilot projects. In the last two years
leading up to their A-levels, students may take up Mathematics “plus” (an enhanced version of the subject Mathematics,
six lessons a week) or computer science as a major subject as well as science and technology as a minor subject.
Additionally, there are optional subjects for senior students, such as for example psychology, philosophy, drama, and
especially natural sciences like geology, computer algebra, computer science, and astronomy. The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium cooperates with partners in various fields, especially the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
In 2015 the town of Bruchsal organized the “Heimattage Baden-Württemberg” (Homeland Days of Baden-Württemberg).
The Justus Knecht-Gymnasium took part in different projects, e.g. “Heimat Erde” (Homeland Earth). Students of different
years worked on the topic. Moreover there’s a study team working together with the amateur radio operators of Bruchsal.
They established radio communication, built a stratosphere balloon and prepared the radio link to the ISS.