Highland Road Park Observatory

The Rocket Range

The Rocket Range bidding takes place from the first Friday of the month to that month’s Solar Viewing Saturday (or Saturday with the event that offers viewing of the Sun☉).

Patrons bid for a pre-constructed rocket and the chance for a free launch using HRPO grounds and equipment. Bidding always starts at one dollar. Maximum bid will differ by rocket.

All monies gained from the Rocket Range go straight into HRPO’s BREC Foundation account!

CURRENT ROCKET: E2X (graphics slight different than picture)

E2X Rocket


BIDDING ENDS: Saturday 17 November at 12:00 pm

LAUNCH: Saturday 17 November at 12:01 pm

Bidder must be eighteen years of age. Person who presses button to launch rocket must be eight years of age.

People whose households contain a child who has registered for an HRPO program in the past year can bid over the phone. All others must bid in person.

The rockets for the Rocket Range are not government-owned. They are always gifts from non-governmental owners.

Rocket Range placard

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:17 AM.