This calendar may be subject to change. Events may be added, deleted or changed as the year progresses. Before attending any event listed here, contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org

Special Notice
Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak we will be cancelling many of our events. We will try to keep the web site up-to-date on this, but if you have any doubts contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org.

Color Codes for Calendar Items
Membership Meeting at the Springer Cultural Center
Monthly business meeting
Model rocket launch at Dodds Park
High power rocket launch in Rantoul
High power rocket launch in Forsyth
Special event
Education and Outreach
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January February March April May June July August September October November December

January 2020
January Wednesday 1 New Year Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Media
Bring book, videos, etc. to share.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
January Saturday 11 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
January Saturday 25 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
February 2020
February Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Forum on rocket design and construction methods.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
February Saturday 8 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Monday 17 4-H Learn & Fun Day Noon - 2:15 p.m. Trinity Lutheran School
Bloomington, IL
February Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
February Saturday 22 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Saturday 22 Insect Fear Film Festival
Theme: Crustacean Fear Films
Films:
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
The Bay (2012)
and assorted short subjects
6 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium
 
March 2020
March Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Annual membership meeting and election of club officers.
Meeting Topic: NAR Rocket Competition
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
March 6-8 NARCON
The National Association of Rocketry's National Convention
Tucson, AZ
March Saturday 14 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 15
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
March Tuesday 17 Business Meeting
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
March Saturday 28 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 29
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
April 2020
April Saturday 4 Build & Fly Workshop for Woodford County 4-H
This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it at a later time.
Noon - 4 p.m. Eureka College
Eureka, IL
April Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Photography
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
April Saturday 11 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
April Tuesday 21 Business Meeting
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
April Saturday 25 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
May 2020
May Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to model rocketry for new members and anyone who is interested.
New board members take office
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
May Saturday 9 Build & Fly Workshop
Fee $24, call 398-2550 to register.
This workshop has been cancelled
9 - 11 a.m. Leonhard Center
May Saturday 9 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May Tuesday 12 4-H Model Rocketry Tech Workshop
This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it at a later time.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. McLean County Extension Office
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL
May Tuesday 19 Business Meeting
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
May Saturday 23 Rocket Launch CIA Section Meet: Illinois Missile Crisis
In addition to the usual sport launches of the day there will be the following contest events.
1/2A Boost Glider Duration
1/2A Streamer Duration
1/2A Altitude (Altimeter)
B Payload Altitude (Altimeter)
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May 23 - 25 National Sport Launch
This event has been postponed until 2021.
Alamosa, CO
 
June 2020
June Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: GARLO Prep
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
June Saturday 13 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
June Monday 22 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in building rockets
This event has been cancelled.
7 - 9 p.m. ESPL
June Friday 26 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets
This event has been cancelled.
1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
June Saturday 27 GARLO 2020
Theme: 2020 Vision
All-day rocket launch, followed by an awards ceremony/potluck picnic.
Rain date: Saturday, July 11
This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it at a later time.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Set up 9 a.m.)
Dodds Park
 
July 2020
July Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: TBA
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
July Saturday 11 Rocket Launch
This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July Monday 13 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in building rockets
This event has been cancelled.
7 - 9 p.m. ESPL
July Friday 17 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets
This event has been cancelled.
1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
July Friday 24 The CIA will assist the students of the WYSE Aerospace Camp at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets
This event has been cancelled.
1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July Saturday 25 Rocket Launch
This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July 25 - 31 NARAM
National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet
This event has been postponed until 2021.
Geneseo, NY
July 30 - August 2 LDRS 39
This event has been postponed until 2021.
Utah
 
August 2020
August Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to Medium and High Power Rocketry
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
August Saturday 8 Rocket Launch
This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
August Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
August Saturday 22 Rocket Launch
Annual Nostalgia Launch featuring rockets and launch equipment more than 30 years old. Dig out those old rockets and get them flying again.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
September 2020
September Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: How to Build and Fly Boost Gliders
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
September Saturday 12 Rocket Launch
Followed by night launching of rockets equipped with lights, beepers, etc.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - Dark Dodds Park
September Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
September Saturday 26 Rocket Launch
This launch is designated as Unofficial GARLO 2020
Theme: 2020 Vision
Bring those rockets you planned to fly at GARLO and wear your favorite GARLO t-shirt from past years.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
October 2020
October Saturday 3 Heartland Maker Fest
This event has been cancelled. They hope to reschedule it in 2021.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana
October Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Our annual swap meet. Bring your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies to buy, sell and trade with other members.
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
October Saturday 10 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
October Saturday 24 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October 30 - November 1 Midwest Power launch near Princeton, IL sponsored by Quad Cities Rocketry Society 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Princeton
 
November 2020
November Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: High power rocketry beyond Level I
This meeting has been cancelled
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
November Saturday 14 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/15.

This launch will be taking place (weather permitting).
We will be following Special Rules to allow us to fly and still keep everyone safe.

Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
November Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
November Saturday 28 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/29.
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
December 2020
December Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Annual Wrapup, Rocket nostalgia and "Tall Tales". Bring stories and artifacts to share.
This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom. Further details will be posted on the emial list and Facebook page.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
December Saturday 12 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
December Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
December Saturday 26 Rocket Launch
This launch has been cancelled
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
January 2021
January Friday 1 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park


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