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January 31, 2023: Making Contact with the International Space Station

Have you ever dreamt of talking to a real-life astronaut? For one CCSD astronomy teacher and her students, this dream is about to come true. On February 7, 2023, Ridgeline High School students and faculty will participate in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. They will have the opportunity to talk to Josh Cassada, a crew member on the Station. In this PodCACHE episode, Tim and Gary head to Ridgeline to talk with astronomy teacher, Emma “Super” Smith, and several of her students about this once-in-a-lifetime event.


This episode features interviews with Brittany Foster, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning; Emma Smith, Ridgeline High School Astronomy teacher; and several Ridgeline students. 


Listen to the episode wherever you get your podcasts. Some of the most popular platforms are SpotifyAmazon MusicApple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.   


The contact will take place on February 7, 2023, at 11:44 am. The public is invited to listen in via this link: ARISS YouTube channel.

Additional information about the ARISS contact can be found here: Astronomy students prepare to talk live via Amateur Radio with an astronaut on the International Space Station


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Tim Smith, Gary Thomas, and a handful of Ridgeline HS astronomy students     Gary Thomas, Emma "Super" Smith, and Tim Smith     ARISS patch