Highland Road Park Observatory


Tuesday, 7 April and Wednesday, 8 April

8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days

Rockets: Two-Stage Mongoose
Registration in Progress
Total Cost: $55.00 per in-parish rocketeer; $66.00 per out-of-parish rocketeer
Ages: nine to thirteen
Maximum Capacity: thirty rocketeers
[WebTrac Activity Number: 541180.]

Attention, parents! Your children can learn about propulsion and flight at HRPO’s Spring 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 Spring 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 two-stage rocket never before seen at HRPO—the Estes Mongoose! After the flights, the children take their rockets home.

Children will need to bring a sack lunch and drink that does not require refrigeration. A hat and sunscreen are strongly recommended. All camp materials are provided.

Parents can register in person at HRPO, or online using this system.

Registration is not complete, regardless of payment, until HRPO has received completed copies of the required forms (available below as a fillable PDF).

Tell all your friends, and don't wait until the last minute to register!

Body Length: 67.3 centimeters
Body Diameter: 25 millimeters
Body Weight: ~65.2 grams
Parachute Diameter: 30.5 centimeters

Mongoose Rocket
The Estes Mongoose

2015 Spring Rocket Camp PDF

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Monday, March 09, 2015 4:24:23 PM.