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Benjamin Ett, Dominique Cambou, Donald Blair -- Balloon to Space

UMass Amherst M5

Friday, April 27, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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M5 TALK on Friday, 27 April 2012 at 3:30 PM
Benjamin Ett, Dominique Cambou, Donald Blair

Balloon to Space
a Physics project gaining a worldly perspective


time: Friday, 27 April 2012 at 3:30 PM
speaker: Benjamin Ett, Dominique Cambou, Donald Blair -- Physics Graduate Students
location: Euler's Good Room in M5, UMass Amherst, Marcus Hall, Room 5 (Lower Level)
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Please join us for refreshments after the talk.

Visit umassamherstm5.org/balloon for more info.


Come down to M5 this Friday for a presentation on the design, development, and deployment of a UMass weather balloon!  The Physics department’s Astronomy 105 class, taught by Heath Hatch, launched this project’s maiden voyage at 10:15 am, April 19th 2012 from the Mullins Center Fields.  After its 2.5 hour flight, it landed in Bedford Massachusetts.  Early calculations predict that an altitude of 90,000 ft was reached where the minimum atmospheric pressure was 3kPa and the temperature was a bone-chilling -40 degrees C!  Check out the data they collected, the video of the flight, and see how you can get involved in the next UMass weather balloon flight!


Benjamin Ett, Donald Blair, and Dominique Cambou are all graduate students in the Physics department at UMass.  Ben studies classical gravity theory and is overjoyed that his first experiment was a success.  Don studies information theory and packing and is relieved that the payload did not land on anyone's pet.  Dominique studies non-equilibrium statistical physics.  She is happy to add crumpling-in-space to her current projects and is amazed the two theorists didn't break anything in her lab.

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M5, Marcus Hall , Room 5 (lower level)
UMass Amherst - ECE Dept.
Amherst, MA 01003

Friday, April 27, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)


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UMass Amherst M5

M5 is the hackerspace/makerspace/whateverspace of the UMass Amherst ECE Community (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). M5 is fundamentally an opt-in space. M5 exists as a community of those who have taken the initiative to enhance their knowledge of the wonderful worlds of electronics, computing and related fields through projects and other activities.

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