Learn about designing and launching weather balloons!
Get a sneak peek at the balloon and its payload,
and find out where it might be launching from!
There will be activities for the kids.
Masks must be worn
Sponsored by the Medway Balloon Society and Medway Public Library
STEAM Thursday May 13th at 4pm
We will learn about asteroids and model one out of clay.
Interested in Weather Balloons?
Is your child interested in electronics and coding and wants to try sending something into space? Medway Balloon Society is a local Discord group dedicated to building and launching weather balloons to the edge of space to take instrumentation readings, record video footage, and conduct experiments. Building payloads and launching them is an exciting hobby for those who enjoy tinkering with electronics, coding, HAM radio or engineering.
This is not a class, just a collaborative Discord group for families who may like to get involved with making and launching weather balloons. It is intended for students and their families, especially those with existing experience programming for electronics like Arduino or Raspberry Pi or experience with amateur radio (HAM). Adult mentors from the Medway Arduino Club are part of the channel as well. No schedules, no fees, just a place to share progress, motivate, and help each other.
If you are interested in joining as a family email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once approval is given, a Discord invitation will be emailed to you to join the group.
The Second Balloon is almost ready to be launched!
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