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Highland Road Park Observatory


Tuesday 14 April and Wednesday 15 April
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Mission Theme: Lunar Living
Rockets: Mosquito and Alpha III
STEM Activities:
TUES. MORNING: Sun☉/Earth♁/Moon TUES. AFTERNOON: Planets/Asteroids/Comets☄
WED. MORNING: Stars/Galaxies WED. AFTERNOON: Black Holes/Space Travel
STEM Investigation: What Happened to the Titanic?

Total Cost: $55.00 per in-parish explorer
$66.00 per out-of-parish explorer
Ages: nine to thirteen
Maximum Capacity: thirty explorers
(All materials are provided.)

Attention: Six kids must be registered by 7 April for Space Exploration Camp to take place.

Children learn about the American Space Program, rocketry and STEM at HRPO’s Space Exploration 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!

During breaks in the action, Explorers will be allowed to play various games including classic Chess and Space Ensues! Extremely useful—and weird—Knightmare cards will be available on site for a minimum of twenty-five cents each. These Knightmare Cards allow a player of classic chess to change a rule, leading to all sorts of “chaos on the chessboard!” Meanwhile, Space Ensues is an in-house creation of HRPO and can be played by up to four.

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

Parents can register in person at HRPO. Parents can also register online at Webtrac.

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, February 7, 2020, 11:42 AM.

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