Of course we all remember that first firecracker or sparkler as a child. Watching a fireworks display from your picnic blanket on a warm summer night, all are amazed by the sounds and bright patterns in the sky. The tell tale boom of the launch and your eyes look up to find the sky filled with color. A big fireworks display is an amazing thing.
But the work that goes into planning for and setting up a pyrotechnic display is even more amazing. Learn what goes into a large-scale pyrotechnic display. Learn about the tools that are used and what the different types of fireworks are that a pyrotechnic display operator can chose from to fill the sky and delight the audience.
Science and technology go into every display from the firing systems and mortar racks to the chemical components that go into the fireworks themselves. Join us as we take a look at this ancient art that keeps changing with the times.