Spring Break Astronomy Camp - Telescope Kit Included

Look Up to the Stars (Online)

5.0 (1 Reviews)
Categories: Camp, Academic  |  Ages: 5 - 13 Years  |  Format: Online Live

Looking for a Fun Astronomy Camp done Virtually, well this one's Out of this World! With our Spring Break Astronomy Camp, children ages 5-10 can be inspired to think big, dream big, and to foster curiosity about an enormous universe in which the boundaries appear unlimited. The spark of interest often ignites in young minds where the ABC's of the universe are brought to light.

Exciting week-long sessions for children with lots of fun STEM hands-on activities as they are guided into the mysteries of the universe by a real astronomer who was a consultant with NASA and worked with a space telescope. The entire week is filled with constant fun and excitement as everyone experiences a supernova explosion of new knowledge and understanding in this virtual journey throughout the cosmos. With the understanding of some simple terminology and concepts, they are better informed about space and the celestial objects that reside overhead. Some of the many activities include constructing a starfinder, using Oreo cookies to see the phases of the Moon, and building an actual telescope from a kit provided by the camp for week-long enrollees only.

Topics include:
• Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe
• Roadmap to the Stars: the Night Sky Explained
• A Grand Tour of the Solar System & Beyond
• Gazing Upon a Cosmic Ocean
• Exploring the Moon & Mars
• Movers in the Sky: Comets, Meteors & Asteroids
• When Celestial Bodies Collide: Eclipses
• Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe
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Additional details:
For Parents: A packet listing all activities, materials and supplies needed is provided. Please print out and gather all materials together needed for all the activities BEFORE the camp begins. The price of the telescope kit is 100% included in the price of this course, and there are no other fees or costs to you. The telescope kit includes all the parts needed for assembling a fully functional telescope including a high performance glass crown & flint objective lens, tube, focuser, eyepieces and a Barlow lens. Beyond hand holding the telescope for viewing celestial objects, the tube is threaded for any standard camera tripod for mounting it that you will need to have or obtain. Upon enrollment, a telescope kit will be mailed to your home, so a physical address is needed.
Class policies:
I'm excited that you joined this class. Would you please introduce yourself to me and the other learners? Remember to keep your private information private - for example, no last names, home cities, or gaming handles! I'd also love for you to share any background or questions you have in this topic area.

As a reminder, when posting in the classroom remember to be kind, safe, and respectful.

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1 Review
Mar 1, 2022
Kevin is very knowledgeable and patient. My son was engaged in the class the whole time.

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Kevin Manning, astronomer, has worked as a Consultant with NASA and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (space telescope), with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was both a Wright Fellow at Tufts University and an Einstein Fellow working with NASA Headquarters, the US House Representatives, and the US Department Energy Office of Science on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Besides the numerous workshops he's presented over the years, some noteworthy ones include those made at Tufts University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the National Science Teachers Association's National Convention, American Association for the Advancement of Science Breakfast with Scientists, and the National Parks Service.
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Editor’s Tip
This is your kids' chance to learn from a real astronomer! Who knows? This might spark a lifelong interest and maybe even start them on a space-related career path.