Great Plains Super Launch - June 15-17, 2017.  Hutchinson, KS

Agenda

The Great Plains Super Launch will be held in Hutchinson, KS over the weekend of June 15-18.

Thursday 15 June

All Day  The Cosmosphere Hall of Space admission is included with your GPSL registration.  You may visit the Hall of Space any time Thursday or Friday.
3:00 - 5:00  Tour of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
6:00 - 7:30 Dinner at the Anchor Inn Mexican Restaurant.
6:00 - Third Thursday downtown event on South Main St, around the Anchor Inn.

 

Friday 16 June

9:00 - 9:30  Zack Clobes Introductions
9:30 - 10:15 Zack Clobes APRS Tracking and Recovery Hardware
10:15-10:30   BREAK
10:30 - 11:30 Paul Verhage Near Space Imaging
11:30 - 12:00 Howard Brooks Developing an extended duration Stratospheric balloon based research program
12:00 - 1:00   LUNCH (Provider on site)
1:00 - 2:00 Brad Nuest Solar Eclipse demonstration in the planetarium
2:00 - 3:00 Bill Brown Circumnavigating the Globe with a Pico Balloon
3:00 - 3:15   BREAK
3:15 - 4:00 Jerry Gable A comparison of online prediction tools.
3:45 - 4:30 Round-Table Round-Table Discussion of Eclipse Photgraphy
4:30 - 5:00 Mark Conner Weather Briefing / Flight Planning
6:30 - Downtown Sampler Dinner at the downtown sampler.  Private dining area.  You are welcome to bring any Show and Tells.  Cost is $30 per person, and includes dinner, drink, dessert, and gratuity.  Payable directly to the restaurant.

 

Saturday 17 June

7:00 - 8:00  Launch preparations at the launch site.  Site to be determined on Friday afternoon.
8:00 - 9:00 Release of balloons.
8:00 - 12:00 Flight recovery.
5:30 - 8:00 Dinner in the Hutchinson area for those still in town.

Sunday 18 June

TBD  Alternate launch date in case of inclement weather.