SOLD OUT: Introduction to Rocketry

April 24, 2022, 10:00 am -
12:00 pm

Come meet UC Berkeley’s premier rocketry team, Space Technologies and Rocketry (STAR), and learn about the fundamentals of rocketry and engineering as you take a journey to space! Our presentation will explain the types of physical forces rockets and space shuttles experience and well as how the different components on the rocket help it fly. From the engine of the rocket to the fins and the engine structure, by the end of our presentation, you’ll be ready to build your own model rocket with the help of STAR members.

Together, we will be building straw rockets, fly them outside, and we will see if you can describe how your straw rocket works with a mini rocket-science quiz.

No prior experience necessary and all ages are welcome.

Note: This event is now full.

Venue / Location

88 Dwinelle Hall - UC Berkeley

COVID Information for this event

This Bay Area Science Festival event is an indoor and outdoor event that is following the county guidelines of Alameda County. Additional COVID requirements for this event include that masks are not required, but recommended. Please do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Event Hosts

UC Berkeley STAR is the premier competition and research rocket team that strives to explore the limits of industry and technology while creating an exciting, inclusive environment for members to learn and have fun! STAR boasts the longest and most successful launch history on campus, with a total of six complete vehicles engineered over our half decade lifetime. These vehicles have been completely student designed and tested, from our in-house avionics to our liquid-fuel propulsion to our array of payloads — ranging from microbial power cells to muon detectors, and even rocket-deployed aircrafts! STAR also boasts the longest competition history on campus, having previously launched as NASA Student Launch, and now participating in the ESRA Spaceport America Cup.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

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