Rocket-fuelled astronomy day hailed a blast
PUBLISHED: 12:23 10 June 2018
Copyright: Archant 2018
Rocket science plunged back down to Earth as hundreds of home-made devices were launched into the skies at the weekend.
Some 300 people attended Seething Observatory to take part in a galaxy of activities with experiments, projects, talks and trails going on all afternoon on Saturday.
Organised by the Norwich Astronomical Society it brought together related organisations interested in promoting the wonders of the universe.
Organiser Chris Greenfield said there was too much cloud to look at the sun safely through special telescopes as planned but there was still plenty for children to get excited about.
One of the most popular activities was the junk modelling station where youngsters could make their own rockets out of plastic bottles and cardboard and launch them skyward, a trail of water creating a plume behind them.
Joanne Robinson from Spixworth said she and her children Sophia, nine and five-year-old Charlie had all had a great day enjoying the trails and quizzes and learning about the planets, human origins, black holes and the stars.