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2008-11-09

An ARISS contact was held with St. Thomas\' Primary School in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Tuesday, November 4. The school has its own radio club and has been using packet radio prior to the contact. Topics of space, science and technology have been taught and students, ages 4-12, have participated in related activities such as building models of space stations, using a telescope to explore the night sky, building crystal radios, producing a video and creating an ARISS Web site for the school.

An ARISS contact was held with Dibrugarh University in Assam, India on Friday, November 7 via telebridge station W6SRJ in California. The university considers this event a great achievement with planned media coverage.

Anderson\'s Creek Primary School in Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia has been scheduled for an ARISS contact on Monday, November 10. Telebridge station VK5ZAI will assist with the contact. Students have researched the International Space Station and its experiments and determined the long term impact of these studies. They have studied the history of space exploration and the reasons why humans seek to broaden their horizons. The school has hosted evening sessions to introduce students to astronomy.

The Newcomers Club in Saitama, Japan has been scheduled for an ARISS contact on Saturday, November 15 at 10:22 UTC. Community involvement and media coverage is expected.