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Highland Road Park Observatory

THE ROCKET RANGE

Patrons bid for a pre-constructed rocket and the chance for a free launch using HRPO grounds and equipment. Minimum and maximum bids differ by rocket.

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

ESTES WHIRLYBIRD BIDDING: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
WHIRLYBIRD LAUNCH: 5:05 pm

ESTES WACKY WIGGLER BIDDING: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WACKY WIGGLER LAUNCH: 7:05 pm

[These bids and launches take place during International Astronomy Day.]

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

Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, May 6, 2022, 03:19 PM.

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