Highland Road Park Observatory


Tuesday 3 April and Wednesday 4 April
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Mission Theme: Exoplanets
Rocket: the two-stage Mongoose
STEM Activity: Transit Simulation
[Registration begins 24 February.
2:00 pm on site during NanoDays.
6:00 pm from home and over the phone

Registration in progress!
Total Cost: $57.00 per in-parish Rocketeer
$68.40 per out-of-parish Rocketeer
Ages: nine to thirteen
Maximum Capacity: thirty Rocketeers
(All materials are provided.)

Attention: Six children must be registered by 27 March for Camp to take place.

Children can learn about propulsion and flight at HRPO’s Spring Rocket Camp!

For over a century, thanks to the solid work of the Wright brothers, Robert Goddard and others, rockets and spacecraft have been sent into low-Earth♁ orbit, to land and orbit the Moon, to land on Venus♀ and Mars♂, to land on Mercury☿ and to flyby the gas and ice giants. Soon, recreation and leisure flights will commerce, and actual human beings will go to Mars♂ and an asteroid!

At Spring Rocket Camp, kids will learn a brief history of flight as well as the basics of rocket science. They will also learn the safety procedures required for a safe launch and recovery. Then—the kids will build and fly a rocket! After the flights, the children take their rocket home. The rocket this go-round will be the ever-thrilling two-stage Mongoose! It flies so high HRPO personnel reserve the ball fields next door for launch!

Mongoose Rocket

This rocket camp session will be supplemented with the latest information about exoplanets and a trial “transit” run to illustrate a major tool used to find exoplanets.

Parents can register in person at HRPO. Parents can also register online at WebTrac (updated).

Registration is not complete, regardless of payment, until HRPO has received completed copies of the camp forms posted below. Tell all the other parents you know, and don’t wait until the last minute to register!

2018 Spring Rocket Camp PDF

Rocket Camp Pic 1
Rocket Camp Pic 2
Rocket Camp Pic 3

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Monday, March 12, 2018, 11:41 AM.