FORTCAST to host inaugural Colorado Weatherfest June 24 — @ColoradoStateU

A weather balloon launch will be among the activities at the inaugural FORTCAST Weatherfest, June 24.

Here’s the release from Colorado State University (Jessica Cox):

Fort Collins Atmospheric Scientists (FORTCAST) will host the inaugural Colorado Weatherfest on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All events will take place at the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science, 3915 W. Laporte Avenue, on the CSU Foothills Campus.

Featuring a weather balloon launch and drone demonstration, the event – open to all ages – serves to introduce weather and climate principles through hands-on activities. Dozens of scientists from across Colorado will participate, including representatives from:

  • Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science
  • The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
  • The Little Shop of Physics
  • Denver-Boulder National Weather Service
  • Colorado Climate
  • WeatherNation
  • Ball Aerospace
  • The Center for Severe Weather Research
  • The Earth System Modeling and Education Institute
  • University of Colorado, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • For any questions, contact Dakota Smith at

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