Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp at Western Academy is primarily a hands-on, in-the-field experience. During the week of July 24th, we will gather for three evening sessions, two at Western and one at the Houston Astronomical Society’s Dark Site (near Columbus). The boys will become familiar with important constellations and stars, the ancient stories connected with them, as well as the modern technology we use to understand the cosmos. We will use a variety of telescopes, including Western's 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. We plan to meet on July 24, 25 & 26 (Monday - Wednesday). It is very possible that one or more sessions will need to be rescheduled if the skies are cloudy, so please keep Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening open.

WHEN
July 24-28 (3 Sessions, depending on weather)
2 evenings at WA (7:30p - 10:30p)
1 evening field trip to HAS Dark Site (6:30p - Midnight)

AGE   Boys age 8 - 13
STAFF   Nathaniel Saylor
COST   $175 for all 3 sessions
CONTACT   nathaniel.saylor@westernacademy.net