Ad Astra Kansas Day — April 25, 2003
The inagural Ad Astra Kansas Day took place on April 25, 2003, at the Stoffer Science Hall, Washburn University, Topeka.
Schedule of Events:
- New Ways of Looking At The Universe
A focus on two University of Kansas projects--RICE, a neutrino observatory operation at the South Pole, and ULTRA, a new telescope technology by Bruce Twarog, Ph.D,. University of Kansas Department of Physics and Astronomy.
- Elm Creek Observatory
A focus on projects at this observatory on the Holton High School campus by teacher Mike Ford, a 2000 Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Award recipient.
- Evolution of Space Technology, Research and Training
By Dr. Randall Chambers, Ph.D., of Wichita State University and past NASA chief life scientist for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.