Welcome to Ad Astra Kansas Foundation

Founded in 2001, the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation is an information resource focusing on
high-tech and space-tech research in Kansas and promoting STEM education in our state.


Science in Kansas, 150 years and counting

The Ad Astra Kansas Initiative is sponsoring a project for the Kansas Sesquicentennial; Science in Kansas: 150 Years and Counting. 

We have created a series of "trading cards" highlighting Kansas scientists of accomplishment with the goal of inspiring young Kansans to go into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.  

The final set of trading cards are available now!! To download all the trading cards click here.

NASA offers new online book

“Earth at Night” is a compilation of stories
depicting the interactions between science
and wonder.

The images in the book reveal a a place filled
with glowing communities, natural wonders,
and striking illumination, a world is bustling
with activity and life.


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Ad Astra Kansas  Foundation 

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Free materials available
for educational project

you can be one!

  Kansas scientists
Kansas Kids

Educational activity information

The scientists:

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May,  Sept.

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Monarchs In Space

FHSU/Cosmosphere Repository of Space Exploration

 Kansas Space Initiative Meeting
November 20, 2008

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2019 News

2018 News

Ad Astra Kansas Day activities

optics demo

K-State demonstration of fiber optics


Northeast Kansas Amateur
Astronomists League demonstration



Galaxy Forum Presentation on New Horizons