On the evening of July 2, Peter Scott and Petar Nikolic made a presentation on behalf of the Qld Rocketry Society to 50 year 11 and 12 students attending the 2007 Qld Youth Aerospace Forum at The University of Queensland.
The students came from all parts of the state including Townsville, Goondiwindi, Gympie as well as locally. Some also came from Northern NSW.
A number of different sized rockets were shown. The mechanics of how rockets are fired and recovered was discussed. Many questions were asked by the students showing a keen interest in rocketry. All were invited to come along to one of our meets. Pamphlets with the club’s details were handed out.
It was suggested that those students who weren’t local, might like to form a chapter of the Qld Rocketry Society in their home towns. Help was offered for those students interested.
This forum was a great avenue for getting the word out about the enjoyment of rocketry as a hobby. We look forward to next year’s forum.