- November 13: A Italian double-school ARISS contact was held with Luca Parmitano for European High School in Brindisi and I.I.S.S. Majorana-Laterza in Putignano. A large crowd of 945 people watched students as Parmitano answered their questions. Both schools live-streamed the events from their separate locations. Five TV station reporters covered the event. Teachers use various technologies and teach sciences and the classics, among other things.
- November 11: Italian students at Alcide De Gasperi Secondary School, part of the Istituto Comprensivo Statale E.L. Corner in Vigonovo and Istituto Comprensivo di Pederobba in Onigo di Pederobba enjoyed an ARISS contact with Luca Parmitano. He answered 18 of the students’ questions before an audience of 350. The schools aim for student competency in math, science, technology, and digital skills along with other subjects. Two local newspaper writers covered the event. Both schools provided live streaming for their locales, and viewer total was nearly 2,400. Video from Vigonovo is at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwdfkmV7_z2xtZP07Js3Rw
- November 8: Linda Nowicki, coordinating teacher for the upcoming ARISS contact at River Ridge High School in Port Richey, FL reported a visit from the local ABC TV news affiliate station. Reporters interviewed several students who will take part in the school’s ARISS contact in March 2020. Teachers created multiple STEAM-related activities in preparation for the contact.
- November: Ham operator Paulo Leite works with students, helping physics and geography teachers at Goncalves Dias School in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brasil. They utilize lessons called “Antennas as a Teaching Tool." This includes regular studies about ARISS and listening to ARISS contacts, building their own satellite antennas, and learning to make ham radio satellite contacts. Paulo partners with a LAPAN satellite team who leaves the transponder on for students to use, and the FUNcube satellite team that leaves messages using telemetry. Very important lessons are when students learn to receive NOAA satellite thermal images to identify sources of heat or fire in the Amazon forest. The teachers hope to multiply efforts to protect the forests, the people, and the over 200 indigenous schools. The students were featured on the Brasil ham radio national organization's web site and on the AMSAT-UK web site. A video that will inspire you after watching even 3 minutes is at: https://youtu.be/zq3eGpnj5nY
ARISS Upcoming Events
- November 18: Students at Lakeside Elementary School in West Point, UT are excited about their upcoming ARISS radio contact with Drew Morgan. The contact will be live-streamed.
- November 21: Istituto San Paolo delle Suore Angeliche in Milano, Italy & Istituto Compresive di Merone-Mons. A. Pirovano in Merone, Italy will share an ARISS contact with Luca Parmitano. This contact has live streaming scheduled from both schools.
- November 30: An ARISS contact with MAOU Lyceum #39 in Nizhny Tail, Russia is planned with Alexander Skvortsov.