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2011 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Date: Saturday, July 30


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Developing a High-Altitude Balloon Program: Sending a Hands-On STEM Project to the Edge of Space
  Location: HLSB L26
  Date: Saturday, Jul.30
  Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Price: Member: $180.00
Nonmember: $205.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Space Science and Astronomy
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Kendra Sibbernsen,
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description You can participate in a Near-Space mission using a high-altitude balloon taking your experiments to 20 miles above the Earth where you can see the blackness of space in the middle of the day. High-altitude ballooning can be geared toward all levels of students (K-12 and college) in many different science and math courses through a fun and exciting hands-on activity they will remember for a lifetime. At this workshop, we will present information on how you can start your own ballooning program and you will have the same challenges and excitement that the students experience. Our attendees will participate in developing scientific experiments, planning a flight, conducting a launch, tracking the payloads, collecting data in real-time, and recovering the equipment.
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