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Amateur Radio Contact with the ISS
June 28 @ 9:30 am| Main Library (Traverse City)
NASA has confirmed our amateur radio contact with the International Space Station!
Students will talk with astronaut Nick Hague on the International Space Station via Amateur Radio on Friday, June 28, 2019. This activity is part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) initiative.
The radio contact will be part of an educational program held at the TADL Main Library which begins at 9:30 a.m. in the McGuire Community Room. Doors will open to the public beginning at 9:00 a.m. and seating is limited.
Members of the community, their friends and family, can view this event live on the TADL YouTube page YouTube.com/TADLnotjustbooks or watch Community TV on Charter Cable channel 189 in northwest Lower Michigan.
The direct radio contact will occur between NA1SS and W8TCM, lasting for approximately ten minutes, and scheduled to begin at 10:02 a.m. Eight students have been chosen, selected as part of TADL’s “Ask an Astronaut” question submission contest, to ask up to sixteen questions as time permits. The students are scheduled to interview NASA astronaut Nick Hague (KG5TMV).
Members of the Cherryland Amateur Radio Club are supporting the Amateur Radio contact with equipment, training students, and providing instruction on radio communications.
The TADL 2019 Summer Reading Club program theme is: A Universe of Stories. You can learn more about the Summer Reading Club and events online at: tadl.org/SRC19