July 6-9, 2004

This was a workshop for teachers on data taking with balloons and analysis of this data. We will discuss and improve data analysis of high school students participating in previous balloon fests.

It is a follow-up for the SCIPP/COS Workshops on ballooning that occured in March, 2004 (Balloonfest 2004).

The workshop was funded by Quarknet to provide each teacher a $300 stipend and $250 for equipment.

In attendance:
James Dann, Stuart Briber, Steve Kliewer, Mark Fairbank, Bill Thompson, & Frank Hides.

The program was a good mixture of details of data analysis, writing lab manuals, planning of future activities and lectures by UCSC scientists. We are planning the next Balloonfest for the spring of 2005.

The Team

Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Cosmic Ray Telescope CRT
Planning for Balloonfest '05
  • dE/dx presentation (Steve Kliewer)
  • Muon lifetime Experiment
  • Cosmic Ray Telescope CRT (finish up)
  • Muon lifetime Experiment (finish up)
  • Review Balloonfest'04
  • Propose changes to experiments
  • Discussion: Balloonfest'04
    Data Analysis
  • Stu talk on fermi lab Quarknet lead
  • Particle telescope with a source (John Wray)
  • Silicon Detector Characterization (Jason Heimann)


  • Summary of UCSC program
  • Items for next year