Earth Science Institute: Ocean Environments- grades 8-12*
Astronomy Institute: Our Sun, Stars, and Exoplanets - grades 9-12*
Students will study and examine the lifecycle of our own Star from its birth to its death. Next, they will look beyond our own Sun, to the star systems in our galaxy. Labs will include astrophotography of the Sun and night sky using KOSC research-grade telescopes, examination of stellar spectra, and discovery of exoplanets. Students will be trained in basic sky watching with binoculars and small telescopes and will have ample time for observing the Sun and stars. Students also will gain experience with photography, other imaging techniques, and image processing.
Two Sessions: (A) July 7-13, 2013; (B) July 14-20, 2013
Choose either or both weeks. Each week has different content and projects
This camp will introduce students to oceanography, examining the Earths oceans, both past and present. Students will learn about geologic coastlines and underwater features, using computer simulations that demonstrate how these features are formed. In order to understand these coastline features, students also will explore the fields of geomorphology and fluid mechanics. They will use satellite imagery and take a field trip to explore the ancient tropical sea of Upstate New York's Devonian period. Students also will learn about the history of underwater exploration and speak with experts in the field to find out where submersible technology is taking us in the 21st Century.
One session only: July 21-27, 2013
*Students completing grades 9-12 may add this week to Astronomy Institute to create a three week stay.
*Students completing grade 8 may add this week to Space Exploration Institute to create a two week stay.
Students housed at Binghamton University. Commuter or Residential rates.
For further information on these programs, visit: http://www.kopernik.org/summer_science/index.htm
For information on Space Exploration Institute Distant Worlds for grades 6-8, please visit