Astronomy Camp - Cancelled

Astronomy Camp
Date Tuesday, June 15 - June 17, 2021
RegistrationWe have cancelled this camp.

Event Description

Are you interested in space and space exploration?  Come join us for a hands-on Astronomy camp this summer with Bethel Physics & Engineering faculty.  Possible topics for activities may include: telescope basics and set-up, basic observational astronomy (locating stars and constellations), colonization of planets/moons, basic "rover robotics," basic rocketry, how stars change over time, solar observation, and spectroscopy.

This is an astronomy camp for 7th-9th grade students to give them hands-on experience with observational astronomy and topics relevant to modern space exploration.  This camp is a day-camp style structure with no overnight component. 

Tentative schedule:
Day 1
Planet & exoplanet colonization  
Rover robotics
Day 2
Introduction to telescopes & observational astronomy  
"Seeing the unseen" with optical imaging
Day 3
Spectroscopy
How stars change over time & solar observations

Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please contact email Alyssa Hamre Kontak at akh46956@bethel.edu.