After reasonable success with our weather balloon launch in June, achieving cloud level and taking some excellent pictures of the campus, but failing to come close to out target height of 30km, AstroSoc will be making another attempt at sending our (new) balloon and camera into the stratosphere to photograph the curvature of the earth.

Come along to watch the launch in what should be a great end to Fresher’s Week, with high hopes of some spectacular images, and a chance for those new to the university to be introduced to our society.

Launch will now be on the 5th or the 6th, but this is weather dependant. The wind speed needs to be low, not gusting, and in the right direction. Final confirmation of launch will be via the mailing list, our website, Facebook and Twitter.