Results from Fort Hays State University's first successful high-altitude balloon launch, on Dec. 16, 2011, will be revealed at the next Science Café, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Gella's Diner and Lb. Brewing Company,117 E 11th in Hays.
Dr. Jack Maseberg, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Paul Adams, professor of physics and Anschultz Professor of Education, will present the tales and results from the balloon launch.
The launch was a joint venture of an undergraduate research experience project by a Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science student and a class project for the Physics 100 class "Introduction to Engineering Science."
Video footage of Kansas from the near-space launch will be shown, and Maseberg and Adams will discuss what was learned and talk about plans for the project.
This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute.