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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:59 pm

Kryten, once Leigh has finished it you are more than welcome to have a copy. There will be a further update of the DVD bit later on but this is already a good tool indeed as Leigh said. :D

I forgot to mention that it took us under 2 hrs to launch those 60 rockets, there were number of drag races taking place which kids really enjoyed. 8)
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:29 pm

The 5th of May display at Glover Hill has been cancelled for now. Apparently the timing didn't work out.
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:00 pm

I have just returned from Beenleigh Library display/talk.

There was 10 people there, all adults and several retirees as it's not easy to get people to come to these events at 10.30am on Thur. :roll:

I do like talking to smaller group as you can have a personal contact with them and I believe it went really well.

Big thank's to Brendan for turning up and take few photos ( which I hope he will post here later on) & also talking to people present.

There were two particular gents there that will join us for sure. I believe Brendan would have felt the same about these guys. One was Peter who has been parachuting for 30 years and said that he has been meaning to get to rocketry last 40 years......I told him now is the time and he agreed ! :lol:

Many questions were asked and answered. Then we watched the DVD that Leigh had prepared which went down well. As we know everything looks so much smaller on TV but it helped when you had rockets there to show the size of them. Another great morning of rocketry ! :D
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:07 pm

Just a confirmation that on the 18th of May there will be a display & talk at St.Andrews Lutheran College at Tallebudgera. Address : 175 Tallebudgera Creek Rd. Starting at 11am but I'll be there by 10am to do the set up.

All are welcome to the display as always. :)

Note that on the 20th of May there could be two schools on the same day as they are close to each other. TBC.
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:40 pm

Confirmation that on the 20th of May I will be doing a display & talk at Mutdapilly State School at 9.30am followed by Roadvale State School just a bit further down the road at 11am onwards.

Again anyone free on the day is more than welcome to attend & help ! :)
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby RobAust » Wed May 04, 2011 8:16 pm

Hi Ari,

Could we tentatively book Austy's school for a day in the week beginning Monday, 30 May ?

Be either 30 or 90 kids :D

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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Wed May 04, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi Rob, all good as long as it's not on Thu. the 2nd of June as I got one at Miami, Gold Coast to do which I haven't even posted here yet. 8)
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Sun May 08, 2011 8:21 pm

Thank's to Brendan, here are few photos from the Beenleigh Library display/talk. Note that the first photo is not from Beenleigh but from another one we did last year at Parklands Christian College.

http://www.jimboomba.net/gallery/v/Rock ... ?g2_page=4
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby Kryten » Mon May 09, 2011 9:47 am

http://www.jimboomba.net/gallery/v/Rock ... d672075262
This pic is just asking for a suitable caption :wink:
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Mon May 09, 2011 11:57 am

Kryten mate, there are indeed many, many things you could say but ..... :roll:

At schools I always ask a student to take a hold of the N/C to compare the length of the shock cord to LP rockets.
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby RobAust » Thu May 12, 2011 4:08 pm

Hey Ari,

Thanks for your time, as discussed, 90 Kids it is. They're all hyped apparently, "The Rocket Guys" are coming :D

Pending your schedule, we'll lock in Thu, 26 at 10:00 AM.

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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Wed May 18, 2011 4:20 pm

Rob, sorry to have taken this long but that date is set, all good ! 8)

I have just returned from St.Andrews Lutheran College in Tallebudgera ( Gold Coast). The display was in their new Arts auditorium which was next to the school oval. Great looking school in a beaut spot.

This display/talk was for seniors only who are studying science so there was only 30 students and 5 teachers but they were great bunch with full attention to what was said.

It was also the first time that the DVD was shown on big screen ( projector) and it was really well received. Good work Leigh !

Weather was perfect for the launch and it was with interest I watched right around school students "hanging" from windows watching the launch. :lol:

It was so good to hear from students them selves that they had really enjoyed the presentation and got heaps from it ! :D
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Fri May 20, 2011 2:48 pm

I have just returned from two school displays, first one at Mutdapilly and other was at Roadvale. Both were Primary Schools. Around good hours drive from south side of Brissie.

These are wonderful small country schools and it's absolute pleasure to share this awesome hobby with these excited kids. Mutdapilly had about 28 students and Roadvale around 40 + teachers and some parents.

It was fantastic to have company as Larry ( "Digger") joined me at the schools to help out. Larry lives that way so it was around his own neighbourhood. Larry also snapped number of photos and we hope to get some here eventually.

Presentation was well received and DVD also. The the launch of the rocket was naturally the highlight of the day. Funny enough on both schools it didn't take off on the first try but on the second. It only added to the excitement.

Next will be school were Austin goes to so that should be a blast !! 8)

The one in Miami State Primary is now booked for the 15th of June due to my operation now shifted to 1.6.
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby Lamp » Fri May 20, 2011 3:08 pm

Ari, you will have to get Austin to bring in one or two of his rockets and give him a bit of time to discuss them during the talk....at least get him involved somehow, I think he would be the coolest kid in the school on the day! :D
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Re: QRS Inc calendar for 2011

Postby october sky » Fri May 20, 2011 6:27 pm

Hey Pete, good idea....Rob, you reading this ? I was going to make sure he was going to be the coolest kid of the day anyway, got something for Austin ! :wink:
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