Highland Road Park Observatory
WINTER ROCKET CAMP
Monday, 30 December and Tuesday, 31 December
8:00 am to 1:00 pm both days
Rocket: The Two-Stage Zenith II
Attention, parents! Your children can learn about propulsion and flight at HRPO’s Winter Rocket Camp!
For centuries humanity wondered what it would be like to fly, and then fly into space. Of course, it's no longer fantasy due to the hard work of the Wright brothers, Robert Goddard and others—but the thrill of watching (or being inside) a hot-air balloon, helicopter, jet, rocket or spacecraft never seems to leave us.
At Winter Rocket Camp, children 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 children will build and fly a rocket (materials supplied)! After the flights, the children take their rocket home.
For the winter of 2013, HRPO is doing something it’s never done before. The rocketeers will construct one two-stage rocket—the Quest Zenith II! This is the first appearance of the Zenith II at an HRPO Rocket Camp. Children will need to bring a sack lunch and drink that does not require refrigeration. They will also need to bring a hat and sunscreen.
Parents can register in person at the HRPO. Parents can also register online at Webtrac.
Registration is not complete, regardless of payment, until HRPO has received filled copies of the three mandatory forms available below. Tell all the other parents you know, and don’t wait until the last minute to register!
Created by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:22:47 PM.