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: Gnome
MINIMUM BID: $1.00
BIDDING ENDS: Saturday 30 June at 7:29 pm (during Asteroid Day)
LAUNCH: Saturday 30 June at 7:30 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.
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:29 AM.