Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020), Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Robert Brunner


The Fox Valley Rocketeers are hosting a rocketry conference this spring. Here is the information for anyone who might be interested.

What: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020)


A one day convention modeled on NAR’s national NARCON event with speakers, rocket display with “People’s Choice” voting for best model, and a prize raffle, sponsored by the Fox Valley Rocketeers (FVR), NAR Section #683.


When: Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Moved later than normal due to schedule conflicts among FVR members). Registration opens at 8:15 AM and conference activities begin at 9:00 AM


Where: First Presbyterian Church, 2018 North Route 47, Woodstock, IL (Moved due to lack of space at Woodstock North High School).


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Raffle Tickets / Lunch: 

§  $7 – Lunch: Sandwich, chips and drink or $10 – Lunch AND 4 raffle tickets

§  Additional Raffle Tickets $1 / Six for $5


Workshops: (subject to change):

§  Standard Sled Designs for Rocket Electronics - Sather Ranum

§  Refurbish Your Fleet - Mike Moran

§  Gimbaling Your Scale Model - Guy Gehlhausen

§  Superroc Stiffness Analysis - Bob Zurek


Rocket Display: “People’s Choice” awards for both Adult and “Best Junior (under 18) Model”. Bring your best birds to show the rest of the world your rocketry skill. 


Come join the Fox Valley Rocketeers for a day of sport rocketry fun!


Mark B. Bundick, President

Fox Valley Rocketeers, NAR Section #683