Tallaght students to chat with astronaut aboard the International Space Station
23 January 2017
The call, which is due to take place in October of this year, will see the students put a selection of question to the astronaut through the medium of Skype.
Ian Byrne, a maths and physics teacher at the school, expained to Echo.ie that an application made by the school had been accepted through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) programme via the European Space Agency.
ARISS allows students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio.
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“It will be a really fun and interesting way of promoting science in the Tallaght area, and we are hoping to have people here from Astronomy Ireland and Trinity College.
“The call can only last for a short period of time as the space station is moving at such a fast speed, but we will have enough time for students in every year to put their questions to the astronaut,” said Byrne.
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