The UK High Altitude Society Conference 2016

The 2016 UKHAS Conference will be held on Saturday 10th September 2016 at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge:

The full address is:
Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge,
Madingley Road,

The location can be viewed at: (52.2139 0.09329)


Tickets cost £10 each. Price includes reception coffee/tea, lunch and admission.

Use this link to get tickets.

RSGB Foundation Exam

In the last few years, a number of people have gained their RSGB Foundation Licenses at the conference. Following these successes, we are once again offering the option to complete the RSGB Foundation Practical Assessments and Exam.

All places for the exam have been taken.


A range of talks and workshop sessions will be on offer. Full timetable to be confirmed.
We welcome any contributions and suggestions for both talks and workshops, please let us know.

09:30 Assembly – Drinks & Biscuits
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:10 LoRa – Dave Akerman
10:40 Evidence that Biology is Continually Arriving to Earth from Space – Prof Milton Wainwright (Univ. of Sheffield)
11:10 Operation Outward – Steve Randall
11:40 Break
12:00 Chase & Recovery – Dave Akerman
12:30 VORTEX Parachute Tests – John Underwood
13:00 Lunch
14:00 CUSF’s Martlet Rockets – Adam Greig
14:30 Introducing AirCores – Dr Johannes Laube (UEA)
15:00 Scheduled Talk Subject to Official Approval
15:30 Break
15:45 60 cu m Solar Tetroon Project – Sven Steudte
16:15 A quick guide to small superpressure – Richard Meadows (UBSEDS)
16:45 End

Overnight accommodation

There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in the Cambridge area, and many of the colleges offer rooms over the summer period.

Churchill College, next to the Institute of Astronomy, has rooms available at

Travel Directions & Parking Information

Further info:

On the northbound M11, leave at Junction 13 and turn right at the end of the road onto Madingley Road. You will pass the Park-n-Ride on the left. Carry on down Madingley Road and you will see the Cambridge Computer Lab on your right. Immediately turn left. The signage comes up on you pretty fast, so please be careful. Once you have turned off, the car park (about 30 spaces) is on your right. Further car parking is available up the hill (about a further 50 spaces).

If you are travelling southbound on the M11, you will need to go down one junction (to Junction 12), leave the motorway and come back onto it going in the other direction (you can’t exit the M11 at junction 13 southbound). If this is your first trip to the location we strongly encourage you not to take the back roads as they can be a bit of a maze.

The train station is 2.6 miles away to walk. Or you could take the Park and Ride bus from the city centre to Madingley Road and walk down the road to the Institute. The city bus station is 1.3 miles from the venue.


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