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Rocket Day!

Rocket Day!

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  • Sat 12 May ’18, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Avalon Park, Taita Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Join Hutt City Libraries at at Avalon Park on Saturday 12 May for a day of rocketry fun during the Hutt STEMM Festval.

Waka Rocket! (Avalon Park, 12noon-3pm).

In the past, Māori used waka just as we use cars today and New Zealand’s waterways were like roads. Join Te Rōpū Āwhina at Victoria and Hutt City Libraries as we use waka rockets to test Newton's third law - for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

You will be using a pump (action) to cause a pressure build up, which will cause the waka rocket to move (reaction). The more water we put into the rocket waka, the faster it goes!

Suitable for all ages. Parental supervision advised for younger children.
Rocketry Presentation & Demonstration (Avalon Pavilion, 10am-11:30am)

Hear Aerospace Education discuss the exciting world of space rockets, using real scale models. They’ll cover topics such as rocket parts and their purpose, how to prepare rockets for flight, how the ignition system works, how to determine a rocket’s altitude, and more! After the presentation, you are invited to watch a live launch demonstration.

Suitable for children, families, and anyone interested in rockets!

Discover: Rockets! (Avalon Pavilion, 1pm-3pm) - This workshop is now fully booked.
Calling all future engineers! Learn about the science and mathematics of rocketry by building a real flying model of a working rocket.

Insert a small (but powerful!) solid-fuel model motor into your rocket vehicle, start your countdown, ignite the engine electrically, and watch your rocket soar into the air to be recovered via parachute! Your journey as a junior rocket scientist starts here!

For children ages 9-12. Free but spaces for this workshop are strictly limited and children will be working in small groups.

Email - LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz to register.

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