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Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and Tech. Edu., Xuhui, Shanghai, China, Tuesday (April 01) 08:06 UTC
An International Space Station Expedition 16 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at the Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and Technology Education, Xuhui, Shanghai, China on 01 April. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:06 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and BY4AY. The contact should be audible over Eastern China. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Shanghai Youth Center of Science & Technology Education (SYCSTE), an institution directly under the Shanghai Education committee, was founded on June 1 1957 and it is one of the earliest after-school educational centers for teenager in China. SYCSTE has actively played an important role in the provision of guidance, training, coordination, service and demonstration for the science and technology education carried by different districts and regions in Shanghai and has promoted the great popularization and improvement of science and technology education for Shanghai's teenagers. The above activities are carried out in accordance with the demands of quality-oriented education and the curriculum and textbook reforms, following the characteristics and rules of after-school education. Through training, guidance and activities, SYCSTE devotes itself to cultivating and enhancing students' abilities. We have been operating the SYCSTE Amateur Radio Club (Club call: BY4AY) since 04 May. 1987. We primarily educate students on learning techniques for radio communications and making electronic toys, as well as mastering the practical operation for amateur radio communications. Over 20 license-hiders have graduated form our club at present. The main purpose of our club is to expos our students to the interesting world of natural science. And through various experiments, students achieve a true feeling of sat