University of Nebraska at Kearney Astro CampJune 13 – 16

Format: Residential
Grades: For youth entering grades 7-10
Campers: Minimum of 15, maximum of 25
Camp Director: Dr. Mariana Lazarova (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Through hands-on activities, planetarium shows, and technology training, you will explore various aspects of astronomy: assembling your own telescope, spending days and evenings observing the Sun, Moon and Jupiter with the UNK fleet of telescopes, learning about energy sources, getting trained in running the UNK Planetarium, developing and presenting your own planetarium show, creating your own tri-color Hubble image, learning how to plan a star-gazing party, and more. Fun social activities include rock climbing on Mars, making liquid-nitrogen ice cream, solar car and solar bag races, and an over-night star-gazing camping trip at Ft. Kearny. At the end of the camp, you will share what you have learned during a family night of planetarium shows and poster presentations.

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Tuition: $365.00, or $360.00 if registered by April 30th.