This co-ed overnight summer art camp is designed for students entering grades 11-12 who love astronomy and want to spend time learning more about this fascinating subject with other students who share their passion.
Due to the on-going situation with COVID-19, the program for Summer 2020 has been cancelled.
Students enjoy a mix of night and daytime activities involving extensive use of the observatory's telescopes and electronics. The program also includes fun recreational activities.
CAMP SESSIONS TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Astronomical Basics: Sky motions, telescope construction and use, electronic imaging
- Variable Star Photometry: Measurements of fluctuations in brightness of stars undergoing violent processes
- Asteroid Astrometry and Photometry: Measurement of the positions and motions of asteroids, including those which pass close to the Earth
- Astronomical imaging of Galaxies, Nebulae and Clusters
- Observation and Analysis of Solar Activity
- Imaging and Lunar/Solar System Studies
- Lunar and Planetary Science
- Asteroids, Solar Flares, Stellar Evolution
- CCD Imaging, Galactic Structure, Special Relativity, and Black Holes
Visit our website for more information and to see examples of evening activities
Cost and Session Information
July 19-23, 2020
Cost of Camp: $930 Residential; $775 Commuters
There is an opportunity for a scholarship; visit website for details.