Experience the sight and sound of New Zealand's largest amateur rockets in action!
Accelerating from zero to hundreds of kilometers an hour in just a few seconds, propelled skywards on a massive flame with the same signature crackle and roar as full size rockets.
This annual public launch event attracts hundreds of visitors to a fun afternoon watching rockets launch. National Launch Day has been entertaining and educating New Zealanders since 2001.
Venue: Arthur Alan Thomas's farm, Hamilton
For more information and tickets: www.nzrocketry.org.nz/events/national-launch-day
In either of these you will also see some great activities, such as Water bottle rockets, Effervescent canister rockets, Balloon car challenge and the launch simulator challenge. These give students the chance to develop their science understanding as they solve their own rocket propulsion challenges.