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12-10-11 - Aurora And RiAus in Tennant Creek

Continuing on with their World Solar Challenge Outreach Program journey, today saw Aurora arrive in Tennant Creek to spend the morning at Tennant Creek Primary School and the afternoon at Peko Park.

Aurora Education Outreach leader Martin Brook and team member Nick Grant spent the morning with an audience of just over 400 primary school students.

The duo presented live driving demos in Southern Aurora and fielded the standard questions from the students including how fast could it go and whether it could run at night.

RiAus and Dr. Zoz Brooks, a Discovery Channel presenter, demonstrated their solar oven and managed to successfully cook Damper for the students and teachers.

The afternoon was pleasantly spent at Peko Park with more driving demos in Southern Aurora but this time for a larger audience.

Community members and high school students joined the fun and discussed the future of solar cars,  the science behind them and some detailed information like what tyres would be used in the race.

Aurora Evolution will undergo static scrutineering and dynamic scrutineering on Saturday in preparation for the launch of the race early Sunday morning.

Aurora's own Andris Samsons can be seen here giving an interview with RiAus and Veolia World Solar Challenge Director, Chris Selwood.

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