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Event ID:  2936
Contact Name:  Friedrich Friedli
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Contact Phone:  +41 26 401 14 44
Organization:  HB4FR 'Clin d'Ailes'Swiss Air Air Force Museum HAM Radio Club
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Dates:  8th October 2011 to 8th October 2011
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Type:  School
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Country:  Switzerland
State/Province:  Cantons of Fribourg and Vaud
City:  Payerne
Location:  'Clin d'Ailes'Swiss Air Air Force Museum
Event Name:  Payerne Space Day 2011
Event Description:  Under the patronage of our Club, the teachers of the Primary School of Cormanon, Villars-sur-Glâne (Canton Fribourg, Switzerland) will treat with approximately 60 pupils of the 3rd to 5th Primary classes the space-activities. The main objective is to interest this young people in technology and science in general. They will work in groups and do researches on terms from the space technology and space travel. The aim of this work is a a kind of dictionary and reference book with the title "Space-Speak". On October 8th will take place our annual “Payerne Space Day” at the Swiss Air Force Museum „Clin d' Ailes“ in Payerne. The children will then present the results of their researches to the public. The “Payerne World Space Week Program” started in August after the summer vacations and ends on October 8th, in accordance with the school program. One of the highlights of our “Payerne Word Space Week Program 2011” will be the attendance of Swiss Astronaut and Club Member Claude Nicollier and the debriefing, which he will held afterwards with the children . Another highlight will be an amateur radio short wave contact with our call HB9SPACE between the schoolchildren from Cormanon, Villars-sur-Glâne and radio amateur Philippe, A65BI in the United Arab Emirates. For this, the children will prepare 20 questions about space, which are addressed to “OM” Philip to be answered by him competently.
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Report on the Results:  As part of the “World Space Week 2011”, our "Payerne Space Day 2011" was held on October 8, as usual in the Swiss Air Force Museum "Clin d'Ailes" in Payerne (western part of Switzerland). It was animated by the 60 pupils of the 3rd to 5th Primary classes of the Primary School of Cormanon, Villars-sur-Glâne (Canton Fribourg, Switzerland). After the summer vacation, in a first step, the scholars have compiled an A -Z- list of Space- and Space travel-terms. Then, they have investigated and studied these terminologies. Finally, the older ones have created a kind of encyclopedia and the third graders have illustrated them with very nice pictures. To make the work accessible to a wider audience, they eventually have put it together to posters from A to Z, in order to present them during the “Payerne Space Day”. A number of topics were presented by means of practical demonstrations and simple physical experiments to make them understandable to a broad audience. The highlight of the "Payerne Space Day" was again the short-wave radio contact with OM Philip, A65BI (OM is the acronym of “Old Man” and means radio amateur) in the United Arab Emirates. The students asked him some very interesting questions about the universe and Philippe replied, as usually, in a clear and concise manner and with a touch of humor. Fortunately, the radio propagation conditions were favorable, so that the exchange of questions and answers was very clear and not affected by atmospheric disturbances. Another highlight will be a debriefing of Astronaut and Club Member Claude Nicollier (HB9CN) with the scholars, to be held in the coming weeks in their classrooms. Once again, our “Payerne Space Day” was a great success. The main objective of our club, which is to interest young people, but also a wider public in science, technology and radio technology, is fully achieved. We will do it again next Year - for the sixth time…
Attendance:  300
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