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SonCube II Contest

Contest rules

Arrels II School from Solsona wins SonCube Contest

Two students of this center will be responsible for designing and building the experiment that will be probed into the stratosphere.

Next September, SonCube probe driven by a helium balloon will take off for the second time since MónNatura Pyrenees (High Àneu, Lleida), following its goal to reach the public and especially to the younger the interest by experimentation and space sciences.

On this occasion, the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), the University of Barcelona (UB) and Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation participated in the contest organization "SonCube, experiences on the border of the space "that aims to enable a group of high school students with the most elaborate and original proposed design and build the main experiment that SonCube will carry.

The results of the contest have been announced this week: Marta Puig and Ada Fontrodona, two students of the School Arrels II from Solsona and his tutor Gerard Farràs, will have the opportunity to participate in the project from now. They have devised a proposal consisting of the recording and live monitoring of various gases such as ozone along the path SonCube to the stratosphere.

The jury, composed of astronomers, engineers and teachers, has also decided to award a second prize to the proposal submitted by the Institute Matadepera group, which presented a very original experiment to measure cosmic radiation, which will also be installed in the probe.

Note that the financing of these experiments will be possible thanks to the contribution of various individuals and businesses and institutions through a successful crowdfunding campaign that was conducted a few months ago. The adventure of stratospheric SonCube event promises to be a very exciting and rewarding. It can present directly from MónNatura Pyrenees or by internet (www.soncube.com) on Saturday 7 September 2013.

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