Ad Astra Kansas

Ad Astra Kansas Day — April 25, 2003

Read the Governor's Proclamation naming
April 25, 2003 as Ad Astra Kansas Day and see photos of the proclamation signing.

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.