On Thursday 9th October 2014, we held our first ever workshop: the Beginner’s Rocketry Workshop. We ordered 36 model rockets (Wizard) from Estes Rockets and had our members build them in a two our session on campus
The workshop began with Rob giving a short presentation on the basics of rocketry, before our members dove, head first, into making their very own model rockets. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, with some really good questions coming from everyone.
Once the building segment was over, Rob gave another short presentation regarding the safety aspects behind launching rockets. We then informed everyone that we plan to launch all together before then end of the month and a launch date will soon be decided.
There will hopefully be prizes for both the best designed rocket and the rocket which lands closest to the launch site.
Thanks to everyone who came, we look forward to seeing you all again during more model rocket building workshops, more competition building, and more ambitious projects. Look out for the soon to be decided launch date and time!