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AHAC 2019 – Ames, IA

AHAC 2019 – Ames, IA

Conference Information

Important Announcement

Due to some issues beyond our control, we have had to make a last minute change to the conference.  The conference will now be held on June 26th, 27th, and 28th.  This is a shorter timetable than originally announced.  We apologize for the last minute announcement of this revised timetable.

AHAC 2019 will be held in Ames, IA and will be organized by Iowa State University and the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.  The conference will be moved back to the month of June in 2019.  Additional information on dates and other information will be posted here.

Conference Schedule

June 24th – Workshop Day 1

June 25th – Workshop Day 2

June 26th – Registration and half-day workshop

June 27th – Conference Day 1

June 28th – Conference Day 2

Workshop information

This year a half-day workshop is included for anyone that wishes to attend.  Below is a short synopsis of this workshop.

Ever dream of doing science in space? High-altitude weather balloons can lift science experiments into the stratosphere, providing relatively low-cost and uncomplicated access to a space-like environment (and view)! Sending experiments to “near-space” is an unforgettable experience which can address a wide range of science and engineering standards. We can also discuss how one uses Arduino based logging systems to collect data in the near space environment. This workshop will provide an introduction for those who wish to explore this exciting type of platform in their classroom. We will share ideas for college as well as pre-college projects and undergraduate collaborative research that can make use of these hands-on experimental platforms.

Please use this link to register for the conference.  Registration is being provided by Iowa State University.


Hotel and Accommodations

We have a block of rooms at the Radisson in Ames, IA.  You can use the link below or call the hotel directly at 515-268-8808.


Other hotels in the area are listed below.

Gateway Hotel

Best Western

There are other hotels in the area but these are the closest to campus.

Abstract/Paper Submission

We have moved all papers and all paper submission through Iowa State University’s digital press site.  Please use the link below to submit an abstract, papers, posters and other information.  This site will also host papers and our upcoming Journal of High Altitude Ballooning (JHAB).


You can find additional information through our Call for Papers

Paper Schedule

Abstracts Due – March 22nd April 1st

An announcement of abstracts accepted – April 8th

Draft papers due – May 10th

Accepted papers announced – May 24th

Final papers due – June 14th

Presentations submitted – June 19th

Conference Information

Additional information and more details about conference venues will be posted here.

Important Dates for the conference

Dates coming soon

Paper and Poster Important Dates

Dates coming soon