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UKPS 2008 Convention (@ Big Ears)

19 March 2008 - 08:50 PM

After our last convention which turned out to be very successful and well received, we are pleased to announce plans for our 2008 convention.

As some of you may know, the site that we shared with UKRA in Heckington, Lincolnshire is no longer available due to personal reasons of the landowner. Both UKRA and ourselves were very shocked and disappointed by this news but fortunately we have managed to secure a location in co-operation with EARS (East Anglian Rocketry Society). The site therefore has now moved to the village of Elsworth in Cambridgeshire (http://www.ears.org....ite/index.shtml).

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The site, which is situated a few minutes outside of the village, is used for both model and high-powered rocketry. We will also be conducting seminars, demonstrations and firings of our own, concluding in a firework display.

The event is scheduled for the 3rd May 2008. On-site camping is available so you can stay for the UKPS event, watch the display, have a chat, food and drink, bunk down and then watch more rocketry the next day.

The proposed schedule for the event is as follows:

11:00 – 12:00 : Arrival, Registration, Tea / Coffee / Juice
12:00 – 13:00 : Wheels – Artistic Theory and Practical Design
13:00 – 13:45 : Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 : Choreographed Computer Firing – Pyromusicals and More
15:00 - 15:10 : Break
15:10 - 16:10 : Making Rocket Motors + Test Firing
16:10 - 16:20 : Break
16:20 - 17:20 : Guest Lecture
17:20 - 17:35 : Fireworks Display Site Tour
17:35 - 20:00 : Videos & Stories
20:45 - 21:00 : Fireworks Display
21:00 - Late : Social

As we are running this event in conjunction with EARS, those who have paid to attend Big EARS will have access to our event, and UKPS delegates will be able to partake in EARS events (mainly just watching the rockets fly). Details of the entry fee are to follow. This is a members-only event so if this sounds like your sort of thing and you aren't a member, go here to find out how to join.

Make space on your schedule... hope to see you all there!

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