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Weather Balloon - just found one

  • 16-06-2017 7:03pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9,551 ✭✭✭ patsy_mccabe

    I just found a Weather Balloon on our farm. If has a website listed on it;

    but there's nowhere on the site about returning it. What should I do? :D

    " And on the riverbank forgotten the river's name."


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,037 ✭✭✭ crazyderk

    Are you sure its a weather balloon? This could be Roswell 2.0 OP

    Ah no JK theres a contact us section. Maybe pop em an email about it?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents

    Those balloons come back to earth because they eventually get so high they burst hence the are throw away items.

    I don't know about Ireland but I gave a couple I found to the geography department of a school in the UK as one of the teachers thought they were good to show the kids who were learning something about the weather.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,458 ✭✭✭ mikeecho

    Giving to a local school, sounds like a great plan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,444 ✭✭✭ pad199207

    Finders keepers

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,049 Mod ✭✭✭✭ riffmongous

    I'm not sure if they actually want them back anymore, I don't think they are worth so much nowadays

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭ tphase

    the sondes ME use cost about €100. They have no interest in getting them back.

    If the sensors work, it would be a nice school project to build a little met station

    Or you could put it on your mantlepiece :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,288 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor

    Any pics? What else was attached besides the balloon?