When not in classes, students enjoy planned recreational activities which may include indoor and outdoor games, movies, hiking, social gatherings at a local coffee house as well as a farewell party on the last night. Living, dining and learning together, students have ample opportunity to get to know each other and develop lasting friendships.
The Alfred University Astronomy Camp is designed for high school students entering their junior or senior year who love astronomy and are interested in pursuing an education in the physical sciences or math. The camp is conducted at the Stull Observatory on the Alfred University Campus. The program is staffed by faculty of the Alfred University physics department. The camp covers topics like: astronomical basics, variable star photometry, asteroid astrometry and photometry, astronomical imaging of nebulae, clusters, and galaxies, observation and analysis of solar activity, imaging and analysis of solar system objects, lunar and planetary science, asteroids, solar flares, stellar evolution, CCD imaging, galactic structure, cosmology and spectroscopy.
This is a coed, residential camp for students entering grades 11-12.
Dates: July 22-28, 2018
Cost: $910 covers tuition, housing, food, supervision, activities & program materials
Application deadline: May 1, 2018