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

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The calendar is currently being updated, thus some dates or details may be incorrect. Check back soon for the complete, correct schedule.

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January 2014
January Wednesday 1 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocketry Videos
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. TBA
January Saturday 18 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Saturday 25 4-H Learn & Fun Day Noon - 2:15 p.m. Pontiac Junior High School in Pontiac, IL
 
February 2014
February Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Design and Construction Tips.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
February Saturday 8 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Saturday 15 Efest All Day U of I Armory
February Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
February 18-21 Agora Days rocketry class at University Laboratory High School
One hour each day, time TBA
UNI
February Saturday 22 Rocket Launch
CIA Section Meet: The Rocketeer Who Went Out in the Cold
In addition to the usual sport launches of the day there will be the following contest events.
Predicted Altitude (altimeter)
A Streamer Duration
A Super-Roc Altitude (altimeter)
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Saturday 22 Insect Fear Film Festival
The official date and theme have not been announced yet. Check back later for the corrected details.
6 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium
February 28 NARCON
The National Association of Rocketry's National Convention
Cocoa Beach, FL
 
March 2014
March Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Annual membership meeting and election of club officers.
Meeting Topic: "Show and tell" about your current rocketry projects.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
March Saturday 8 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.
Noon - 6 p.m. Monticello
March Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
March Saturday 22 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.
Noon - 6 p.m. Monticello
 
April 2014
April Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Photography
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
April 4-6 Thunderstruck
High power launch near Lafayette, IN
Ash Grove, IN
April Saturday 12 4-H Technology Academy Model Rocket Workshop Noon - 2 p.m. Evans Junior High School
Bloomington, IL
April Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
April Saturday 19 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
April Saturday 26 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
May 2014
May Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to model rocketry for new members and anyone who is interested.
New board members take office
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
May Saturday 10 Build & Fly Workshop
Fee $24, call 398-2550 to register.
9 - 11 a.m. Leonhard Center
May Saturday 10 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
May Saturday 24 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.
Events TBA
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May 24 - 26 National Sport Launch Geneseo, NY
 
June 2014
June Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Books
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
June Saturday 14 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Monday 16 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (First Session) at the University of Illinois in building rockets 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
June Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
June Friday 20 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (First Session) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
June Saturday 21 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Saturday 28 GARLO 2014
Theme: Rocket, Paper, Scissors
All-day rocket launch, followed by an awards ceremony/potluck picnic.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dodds Park
Calendar Updated To Here
 
July 2014
July Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: GARLO followup
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
July Saturday 13 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
July 18 - 22 LDRS 32 Black Rock, NV
July Friday 19 The CIA will demonstrate rockets for kids from the Champaign Park District Summer Camps at the Douglass and Leonhard Recreation Centers Noon - 1 p.m. Dodds Park
July Friday 19 The CIA will assist the students of the GAMES Camp at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July 20 - 26 NARAM
National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet
Northeast Ohio
July Monday 22 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute at the University of Illinois in building rockets 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
July Friday 26 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July Saturday 27 Rocket Launch
CIA Section Meet: Insurrection Launch
In addition to the usual sport launches of the day there will be the following contest events.
Events TBA
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
August 2014
August Saturday 3 Demo Rocket Launch at Space Jam 7 Noon - 1 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
August Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Group Projects.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
August Saturday 10 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
August Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
August Saturday 24 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.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
September 2014
September Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to Medium and High Power Rocketry
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
September Saturday 14 Rocket Launch
Followed by night launching of rockets equipped with lights, beepers, etc.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
September Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
September Saturday 28 Rocket Launch
CIA Section Meet: Missiles of October
In addition to the usual sport launches of the day there will be the following contest events.
Events TBA
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
October 2014
October Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Our annual swap meet. Bring your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies to buy, sell and trade with other members.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
October Saturday 12 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
October Saturday 26 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
November 2014
November Saturday 2 UI AE100 Rocket Launch
The class will be flying their rockets in the morning. If the weather is good we will then proceed with a regular club launch in the afternoon.
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain dates: Sunday 11/3, Saturday 11/9, Sunday 11/10
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monticello
November Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: High power rocketry beyond Level I.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
November Saturday 9 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 may also be a rain date for the AE 100 launch if the weather was bad the previous weekend. In that case we will be flying their rockets in the morning.
Noon - 6 p.m. Monticello
November Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
November Saturday 23 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.
Noon - 6 p.m. Monticello
 
December 2014
December Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket nostalgia and "tall tales". Bring stories and artifacts to share.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
December Saturday 14 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
December Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
December Saturday 28 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
January 2014
January Wednesday 1 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park


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