Last weekend we had another successful Astronomy Days exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
We were selling Semroc Boid kits at cost for the first time. We sold out all 30 kits on the first day. As an enticement to get people out to the Butner launch next weekend we offered free motors if people bring a built kit to the launch. The hope is this will get more new people out to the launch.
The NC State University Tachos Lycos team displayed many of their projects and helped out as exhibitors. In addition, the NC School of Science and Math and Jordan High School teams were displaying their past payloads and rockets and getting some public speaking experience.
The museum counted 14,064 visitors over the two days.
Thanks to all who supplied display items and volunteered as exhibitors.
Please join us for Astronomy Days at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh this weekend.
We will have our usual rocketry display at the back of the first floor.
The Museum has an app. It is a Museum app but Astronomy Days will take it over for the day. Check it out! Search for NCMNS in the Apple App Store or in Google Play.
The start of the launch in Bayboro on Saturday 1/20/18 will be delayed from 10AM to Noon. Message from Alan:
The NOTAM is called in and we are go for Saturday and Sunday, and the weather looks good in Bayboro.
However, there is still a lot of snow on the ground here in the central part of the state. I have about 8 inches in my driveway in Chapel Hill, for example. Tomorrow (Friday) looks to be nice and warm, but 8 inches of snow is still a lot of “stuff”, and more to the point, the projected temps for Friday night/Saturday morning are predicted to be below zero. Which means that with snowmelt tomorrow, the roads are likely to be slick early Saturday morning.
Let’s try to be real safe about this weekend, and all of us arrive in Bayboro with all of our cars and trucks “un-wrecked”. I propose to get started at Bayboro at noon on Saturday, rather than the usual 10:00 AM. Just put off your usual departure time on Saturday morning by two hours and take it slow and easy on your drive to the field. I’ll see you there Saturday afternoon!
Prefect, Tripoli East NC