An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with DLR School Lab TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany and Woehlerschule, Frankfurt, Germany.
The contact is scheduled Saturday November 8 at 09:54:52 UTC. Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.
The Woehlerschule is one of the largest secondary schools in Frankfurt and has a total approx. 1300 pupils in years 5-12.
The final qualification in the last year (12) is the general qualification for university entrance. The school has a strong focus on the area of mathematics and science and has been a member of the Association MINT-EC (Excellence Centre for MINT – Mathematics, Information Technology, Science and Technology) since 2010. This focus is reflected in the wide range of activities offered at the school, both those which are integrated in normal classroom lessons at all levels as well as voluntary extracurricular activities.
The mathematics and science focus of our schools allows a multitude of possibilities for integrating an ISS-contact into the school curriculum.
The Space Conversation will be conducted in German. Astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO will answer as many of the following questions as time allows:
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF
ARISS Europe Chairman