Senate President Morris to Speak at Science Event

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

HUTCHINSON -- Steve Morris, president of the Kansas Senate, will speak at the second annual Galaxy Forum at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, on August 28th.

His focus for this free science event will be "Promoting Auger North, Science Education and the Economy." Auger North is a proposed cosmic ray observatory in western Kansas which would be built by a consortium of 19 countries, including the U.S. He will give his perspective from a legislator's point of view.

Also featured will be Dr. Nick Solomey, chair of the Department of Physics at Wichita State University, who will give the scientific perspective on Auger North. Also giving a presentation on interesting students in astronomy will be Elias Jordan, a 15-year old Derby high school senior who is an editor of the European Space Organization's (ESO) Portal to the Universe website.

This free educational science event, including a question and answer session, will be in the Endeavor Room at the Cosmosphere from 2-4 p.m.
It is open to the public, though space is limited. To reserve a seat, e-mail name and number attending to For more info, go to

This event is sponsored by the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative, a grassroots organization focused on promoting science in Kansas. The organization has been an affiliate of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium since 2003.

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