Wednesday 27th July 2016 Keighley astronomical society held another successful rocket building and launching afternoon for young children at Bracken Hall, Baildon.
This was the astronomy societies element of a summer long programme of events hosted by ‘The friends of Bracken Hall’ at the Shipley Glen location. So ‘Wild Wednesday’ was a short Look at how rockets are used to travel the vast distances between our planet and our neighbours in the Solar System.
The young space cadets constructed their own paper rocket. They decorated it and finally tested their designs with a launch. Prizes where given to the space cadet who’s rockets travelled the furthest, and for the best designed rocket.