RIT Club Helps Connect School Children With Astronauts, Jan. 8

Amateur Radio Club will help establish communication with the International Space Station




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Emma E. Sherman Elementary School students will reach for the stars on Jan. 8. And with the assistance of members of the Rochester Institute of Technology Amateur Radio Club, they will be able to reach them.

RIT students from the Amateur Radio Club are teaming with the Rochester Amateur Radio Association to set up ham radios that will be used to establish communication between the fifth-grade students and astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Communication is scheduled to occur at 9:33 a.m. at Sherman Elementary School, 50 Authors Ave., off of Lehigh Station Rd., in Henrietta, as the International Space Station passes overhead at 17,500 miles per hour.

Media interested in covering this event should arrive at the main office of Sherman Elementary School by 9:10 a.m. Media can RSVP by contacting John Follaco at (585) 475-4948.