Alberta's International Space Station Event
Downlink Event a Success!
Students from Palliser Regional Schools participated in a real time question and answer session with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on September 23, 2009. Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk, the first Canadian to spend six months in space, and other astronauts living on the ISS answered science and technology related questions developed by Palliser students. The event took place at Palliser's County Central High School in Vulcan, Alberta.
Palliser Regional Schools was selected based on the willingness and ability of the community to integrate technology, both in the classroom and outside the classroom, and for creating learning opportunities for students. In the lead up to the event, the Canadian Space Agency provided professional development for Palliser teachers that gave them the science and technology background needed to engage students in preparing for the event.
All Alberta students had the opportunity to share in the experience through the live streaming of the event and its broadcast on Shaw Cable.
International Space Station: Questions and Answers (Video)
This 20 minute video features students from Palliser Regional Schools participating in a live question-answer session with Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk and other astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Read the full news release for Alberta's International Space Station Event, entitled:
Alberta students speak to astronauts aboard the International Space Station
The following partners have collaborated to make this event possible:
Updated April 2013