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Highland Road Park Observatory


formerly known as Rocket Camp

Tuesday 23 April and Wednesday 24 April
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Mission Theme: asteroid exploration
Rockets: Star Trooper and Yankee
STEM Activity: asteroid rendezvous
[Registration in progress.]

Total Cost: $57.00 per in-parish explorer
$68.40 per out-of-parish explorer
Ages: nine to thirteen
Maximum Capacity: thirty explorers
(All materials are provided.)

Attention: Six children must be registered by 16 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!

Activities will include…

  • building and launching of two chemical engine rockets (two for each Explorer)
  • the uses of radio---
  • ---commercial broadcasting of music, sports and live news
  • ---transmitting data from unmanned spacecraft to Earth♁
  • ---the Amateur Radio Service (a social medium open to kids who can pass a multiple-choice test)
  • the current testing of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft
  • an introduction to the abstract strategy game Gobblet
  • the latest exoplanet discoveries

During breaks in the action, Explorers will be allowed to play various games including chess (with or without Knightmare cards; Knightmare cards will be available on site for a minimum of twenty-five cents each).

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.

Space Exploration Camp Pic 1
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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, March 8, 2019, 04:33 PM.

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