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ARIS TALKS with Parent, Mr. Theodore Asampong

Nov 21, 2019

Do you know what the graveyard orbit is? Ever wondered how there is internet access in some airplanes? Ever wondered how households have access to TV channels?

Well, these and many more questions were answered during the debut edition of ARIS Talks, with our Guest Speaker, CEO of West African Platform Services Limited (WAPS LTD), Mr. Theodore Asampong.

ARIS Talks is an exclusive talk session between our students and people from a variety of disciplines, who not only have impressive careers but also ideas and concepts that would push our children to ask all the big and small questions with regards to how the world works. The ARIS PSA will also be heavily involved with this initiative, as some parents will be participating in these talks to give our students a deeper understanding of life in general.

For our first ARIS Talk, Mr. Theodore Asampong took our IBDP Year 12 students through the topic; Satellite & Communication and SpaceCraft Technology: Beyond Frontiers. The students were intrigued by how the satellites worked and also very surprised at some of the things that went on in space.

Fun fact: Did you know that when a satellite loses its power (also known as death), it is sent to the graveyard orbit before it dies? The graveyard orbit is an orbit above the operational orbits where all the space tech that cannot be brought back to earth stay (also known as space tech burial).

Apart from these amazing scientific facts, Mr. Asampong used his learning and career journey to teach our students important life values such as patience, perseverance, creativity, and innovation amongst other values. At the end of his presentation, he said to our students, “At the end of the day, the most important thing is to do your best in everything. Just make sure you make good use of the tools provided by the education you are receiving”.

All in all, the debut session of the talk was a complete success, not to mention very interactive and educative. We hope that all the ARIS Talks sessions give our students a deeper understanding of the world, ideas, and concepts, and inspires and empowers them to make a change in our society!