The Physics Circus 2009 – Landing on Venus
The third annual competition of students´ teams in experimental physics The Physics Circus 2009 – Landing on Venus will take place on Saturday 25th April 2009 at the Nicolas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium in Brno, Czech Republic. Students will compete in two disciplines. Their teams have to construct a water rocket from a plastic bottle powered by water and compressed air, which has to send a quail egg (cosmonaut) flying as high as possible and safely land on „Venus“ without breaking the egg (cosmonaut gets killed). The jury will judge the duration of the flight and the safety of landing. The construction of venusvehicle powered by a mousetrap will be the second discipline. The students have to transport a quail egg (cosmonaut) by the venusvehicle safely and as fast as possible on the distance 3 metres.
The Physics Circus 2009 is organized by Masaryk University, Observatory Brno, Dialog centrum, Czech Space office and The South Moravian Innovation Centre in collaboration with several other companies to support students´ creativity and interest in technical and scientific areas: aerospace research, aeronautics, space technology, satellite navigation, astrophysics, robotics, or mechanical engineering. This happening improves students´ skillfulness, education, self-confidence, communication and team work. Students receive many new information, contacts, inspiration, practical experiences and valuable prizes and they learn to solve real troubles and obstacles.
The Physics Circus is very attractive for public and parents with small children. The organisers are preparing abundant accompanying program for all participants.
Experience the Physics Circus 2009 with us!
Centrum studentských aktivit České kosmické kanceláře
Kateřinská 10, 128 00 Praha 2
Milan Halousek, e-mail: halousekczechspace.cz
tel.: 602 153 564