Events & Meetings

The Edmonton Rocketry Club hosts several events throughout the year, as well as being invited to other events to showcase rocketry.


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CURRENT EVENTS & MEETINGS:

Our monthly club meetings are normaly held at Telus World of Science. Due to current world events we will be having our monthly meetings over Zoom video conferencing until further notice.



August


ERC Model Rocket Launch - August:

Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Edmonton Rocketry Club will be having a model rocket launch at the below location in St Albert. We require that you email us at: erc@edmontonrocketry.net if you plan to attend.

Directions to Launch Site  

We will be following ALL provincial mandatory and suggested precautions for Covid19 safety and social distancing (2 meters), please click on the link for more information. https://www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings.aspx , as well as the model rocketry sporting safety code http://www.canadianrocketry.org/model_safety_code.php.

This will be a first come, first serve bases. We must follow the outside gatherings guidelines and if we have an over amount of attendance, we will be forced to shut down the event.

Please be a bit early to the launch as we want to have the flyers meeting at 10AM so we can accommodate as many contest and non contest flights as possible.

We will be having 2 contests! Prizes will be awarded to each of the winners.

  • Closest To The Drop Zone: Right after the flyers meeting at 10AM, we will be launching a small rocket. Expected altitude of about 500' on a B or C motor. We will mark the landing of this rocket with a stake. Who ever has a rocket land closest to this stake during the 3 hour event, will win a prize. The only rules are it must first go up to at least 300' before descending to the drop zone on its own, without any guidance. Launch rod angles must not be altered past that of the LCO approval or of that specified by the model rocketry sport code.
  • Altitude Closest To 500 Feet: Any motor up to a G, and have a maximum altitude closest to 500'. You must make the LCO aware you are going to attempt the 500' and use an altimeter. The maximum altitude closest to the 500' will win the prize.

We suggest that you provide your own launch pads and controllers to be setup in the designated launch area. However, If you require the use of ERC supplied rail or rod, you must wear gloves, masks, and wipe down any common surfaces with sanitizer (sanitizer will be supplied for ERC equipment.) The ERC launch controller will only be handled by a designated LCO (Launch control officer).

When you arrive at the launch site, and are planning on launching rockets please go to the registration sign in table and have your membership card handy, This launch is free for ERC registered members. There will be a $5 range fee for non-members wishing to participate. You will be asked to answer a few quick questions on a health questionnaire (Required for organized gatherings) and then its off to the pads for some rocketry fun. I encourage all the ERC members and rocketry enthusiasts to come and enjoy a good day of flying.

See you all on the 15th.

Please check back here before heading out to the launch site. We will announce if the launch is a go or if we have to cancel due to bad weather.



September


ERC Monthly Meeting via ZOOM

Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

The Edmonton Rocketry Club is having a monthly meeting over Zoom video conferencing.
The meeting is free and all ages are welcome!

Come and join us and meet other people interested in model rockets, join in our group discussion on anything rocket related.

We hope to see you there!

 

ZOOM:
For those of you who have not used ZOOM before, it is very easy to use, and you do not have to create an account for it.

2 EASY STEPS:

  • For Smartphones or Tablets: Download the App called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”. Clicking on the link below should take you to the app. You don’t need to “sign in” or “sign up”.
  • For Laptops or Computers: Download the “ZOOM Client for Meetings” from here: https://zoom.us/download Once it’s downloaded and installed, it might not show on your desktop but it is installed on your computer if you check your programs tab. Once you click on the link below it will prompt you to open Zoom as default, click on Zoom. It will then open it automatically and will ask you to type in your display name.

(Smartphones can display 4 participants at a time on a page (swipe left for next page), tablet 9 participants and computers 12 or more participants. Those with only a microphone and no camera will still be able to participate in voice and see those that are in video conferencing.)


October


ERC Monthly Meeting via ZOOM

Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

The Edmonton Rocketry Club is having a monthly meeting over Zoom video conferencing.
The meeting is free and all ages are welcome!

Come and join us and meet other people interested in model rockets, join in our group discussion on anything rocket related.

We hope to see you there!

Instructions and link to the Zoom meeting will be posted closer to the date. 


November


ERC Monthly Meeting via ZOOM

Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

The Edmonton Rocketry Club is having a monthly meeting over Zoom video conferencing.
The meeting is free and all ages are welcome!

Come and join us and meet other people interested in model rockets, join in our group discussion on anything rocket related.

We hope to see you there!

Instructions and link to the Zoom meeting will be posted closer to the date.