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    Alfred University: Astronomy High School Institute

    Alfred University: Astronomy High School Institute

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Astronomy
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (607) 871-2122 ext. 2122
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    Overview

    This popular program is conducted at AU’s Stull Observatory, one of the best teaching observatories in the country, which is equipped with telescopes ranging f rom 8 to 32 inches in diameter as well as electronic detectors and support computers. Astronomy campers enjoy a mix of night and daytime activities involving extensive use of the observatory’s telescopes and electronics. Classes are taught by the Alf red University Physics and Astronomy faculty, all recognized experts in their fields. Current research interests of the faculty include variable stars, asteroid measurements, the study of solar activity, computational physics and fluid dynamics.