Space Station calling Ohio in Halloween day

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An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Tallmadge Community Learning Center, Lancaster, OH on 31 Oct.  The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:56 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and K8QIK. The contact should be audible over the state of Ohio and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English. Tallmadge Elementary is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the town of Lancaster, Ohio. The ages of our students range between 5 years to 11 years of age.  Our school is so excited for our ARISS contact. Our staff meeting, at the start of our school year, watched a video of our space camp initiative. Every morning the principal during morning announcements, gives a fact about space. He also reads articles from the National Geographic magazine for discussion. The teachers was asked to display space themes on the hallways outside their classrooms, as well as in their classrooms. Our main hall portrays posters of all 25 Ohio astronauts. Special t-shirts were purchased for the staff and students. Space themed music and videos are being shown in our classrooms. The NASA website is being used in our computer tech classes. At the end of this school year, our 4th and 5th graders will take a field trip to Lancaster High School’s planetarium.

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