- Aug. 8: Students at Kyoto Tachibana Junior & Senior High School in Kyoto, Japan had a successful ARISS radio contact with Nick Hague. An audience of 100 took in the action, as 19 students asked their questions. A newspaper covered the event.
- Aug 2-3: Three ARISS team members set up and staffed an exhibit at the 2019 Satellite Educators Conference at Cal State University in Los Angeles, CA. The sponsor, Satellite Educators Association is a non-profit, professional organization of educators and those wanting to enhance the educational environment to excite students about STEM through satellites and satellite data. The team set up a large table displaying photos about ARISS, amateur radio, and the International Space Station. The exhibit featured two satellite antennas, rolling video clips, and a satellite-tracking program for the ISS in real time. Teachers and teacher candidates coming from as far away as New Jersey stopped by, exclaiming amazement when hearing about ARISS. A team member offered visits to give demos about ARISS and ham radio to their schools and several have emailed him to set these up. Exhibitors including AIAA, NOAA, NASA, and JPL worked as a team to spark conference goers’ interest.
- Aug: The ARISS team has been working on plans for the 2nd annual ARISS Education Summit to be held October 20-21 at College Park, MD.
- Aug 8: ARISS learned that due to its outreach activities in recent years, eight interns at Goddard Space Flight Center have earned their ham radio licenses. As they engage in their STEM outreach, having a ham radio license will equip them to more easily share details about ARISS and ham radio STEM hands-on activities.
- Aug 9: Last week’s online Amateur Radio Newsline Report featured a segment on the recent Slow Scan TV event that commemorated astronaut Owen Garriott for his outstanding achievements. The 12 images of Garriott were enthusiastically received and downlinked by radio enthusiasts and the general public around the world.
- Aug 15: Students at Loreto College, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia will have an ARISS radio contact with Nick Hague. The school plans to live stream the contact.
- Aug 22: The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda, MD will host an ARISS contact with youth. Drew Morgan will support the activity.