SKAR 101: Introduction to Rocketry

Introduction to Rocketry Syllabus

Instructor Information

Instructor Email  
Christopher R. Birkinbine

General Information


A beginner’s course to the field and hobby of amateur rocketry. Learn the basics of the hobby, a bit of history, about the national associations, and local laws.

Expectations and Goals

Students taking this course can expect to gain enough knowledge to safely and comfortably being a hobby of amateur rocketry. Included in the course is information relating to the basics of the hobby, laws and governing organizations and associations, usage of airspace as it pertains to rocketry, as well as a little bit of history.

The goal of the course to become comfortable with the hobby, and to know what questions you need to ask to get started, as well as hopefully some of the answers.

Course Materials

Required Materials

No materials required.

Optional Materials

Pen and paper, laptop, tablet or some other method of note taking as important organizational names and urls will be given.

Further Reading

The History of rockets -Book- Miller, Ron

Handbook of Model Rocketry –