Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp is primarily a hands-on, in-the-field experience.  During the week of July 29th, 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.  We plan to meet on July 29, 30 & 31 (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 evenings open.

WHEN
July 29 - August 2 (3 sessions, depending on weather)
2 evenings at WA: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
1 evening field trip to HAS Dark Site: 6:30 p.m. - midnight

AGE
Boys age 7 - 14

STAFF
Nathaniel Saylor

COST
$250

CONTACT
nathaniel.saylor@westernacademy.net