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    Alfred University: Astronomy High School Institute

    Alfred University: Astronomy High School Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This program is aimed at high school students in grades 11-12 who love astronomy. The program will use various telescopes ranging in light gathering power with mirrors from 8 to 32-inches in diameter. The Stull Observatory has both imaging and spectrographic capabilities. Various hands-on learning activities will be held along with some basic astronomy instruction. 

    The physics and astronomy faculty, as well as some alumni who work in the field, will lead activities and give presentations on a variety of astronomy topics. Weather permitting, students will get to observe the dark night skies of Alfred with the telescopes and enjoy stunning views of the Milky Way. There may also be some night-time data collection and imaging allowing students to have more hands-on experiences with real data collection.