Margarita Safonova & Sreejith A G

High Altitude Science

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

High­ altitude balloons are unmanned balloons, usually filled with helium or hydrogen. In this hands-on workshop, teenagers sent a hydrogen balloon to a height of around 150 to 200 feet. The images from the camera on the balloon payload were relayed back in real time.

ABOUT THE SCIENTISTS

Margarita Safonova was born in Russia. She received her MSc in Physics at Moscow State University, 1991, and a PhD in Astrophysics at University of Delhi, Dept. Physics & Astrophysics in 2002. Her broad interests are the application of gravitational lensing in astrophysics and cosmology and UV astronomy from space.

Contact: rita@iiap.res.in

Sreejith A G is a senior research fellow at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), working towards his PhD. He works on UV astronomy and Balloon experiments.

Contact: agsreejith@iiap.res.in

Photo Credit : Tinka Kalajzic

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