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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Astronomy Camp for 6th-12th grade students

Do you like to gaze at the stars, moons and planets? 
Are you interested in photography or science research? 
Do you like to meet new people with similar interests? 
If you said yes to any of the questions above, then Astronomy Camp may be the right opportunity for you!
Astronomy Camp is an overnight camp where you can work with experienced teachers and researchers to learn about astronomy. There will be guided activities to learn about constellations, sunspots, astrophotography, variable stars and much more! You may also work on individual or small group research projects. University
researchers and local astronomy teachers will provide guidance for completing your project.

At Astronomy Camp, you will use computerized telescopes, a CCD camera, solar filters, computers and other equipment at the Camp McGregor Observatory. Various astronomy experts will be present to make presentations about current research in astronomy.

Like true astronomers, you will work on your projects at night and sleep late during the day.

Astronomy Research Camp is open to students in 
grades 6th-12th.

The overnight camp will be held at Camp McGregor 
on Crispell Lake, near Jackson.

Dates: 2:00 p.m. 8/13/12 through 12:00 p.m. 

Registration has been extended until June 1.

For more information and to register, check out the application brochure.

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