Overview

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

- Cosmology

- Spectroscopy

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.

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