Dyer Observers Space Science Camp: Level II
7/22/2013, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Lynn McDonald
- Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027
- Open to the Public
Open to the Public
July 22-26, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ages: Rising 7th & 8th graders
Costs: $285 per week
Download an application and brochure, or request one via mail or fax by contacting Lynn McDonald at (615) 373-4897 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The focus of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s camp is astronomy and space science. The camp curriculum, a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, was created by an expert team of astronomy professors, space scientists, and area science teachers.
Campers participate in experiments with lasers, cryogenics, electromagnetism, and telescopes. Campers will take an ultimate field trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for a specially guided tour and exciting hands-on lab experiences. They will learn about cutting-edge NASA innovations and programs. In addition, weather permitting, there will be an evening of celestial viewing through Dyer’s large Seyfert Telescope for campers and their families.
The Advanced Dyer Observers Space Science Camp supports students who are serious about science in their exploration of the worlds of science, math, engineering, and technology, and opens up their minds to future career possibilities in these fields. Campers interact with astronomers who are respected explorers and seasoned instructors. Participation in group activities builds self-confidence, problem solving skills, and social skills.