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Camp Cosmos - Summer 2014

June 16 - June 27
 

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University is excited to announce the fourth Astronomy Summer Camp taught by WSU Physics and Astronomy faculty and staff. 

Camp Cosmos is a two-week long astronomy and physics camp designed for student ages 12-15 (suggested grades 7-10).  

Summer camp dates are June 16 – June 27, 2014.  Base camp for this summer program is located in the recently upgraded WSU Planetarium!  

Students will investigate the night sky and learn about telescopes; learn Starry Night, the software used to program planetarium shows; and explore many of the most interesting aspects of space science such as the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and our vast Universe. Topics include the Big Bang, stellar evolution, supernovas, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, cosmology, and current mysteries like dark matter and dark energy.

Students will also enjoy many hands-on activities and special experiences such as visits to the WSU Recreation and Fitness Center and to local area museums in the nearby Midtown Cultural Center.

WSU Camp Cosmos is a cosmic experience!

 

Camp hours: 9am-4pm (except for Friday, June 27th which is 9am-1pm)
(If student needs to be dropped off earlier or stay later, arrangements can be made). 

Location: Wayne State Planetarium, Rm 0209 (Lower Level), Old Main Building
Wayne State University, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI  48201 
 
Cost:  $375.00
 
Sponsors: WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy
 
 
 

  

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Questions about Camp Cosmos

Please contact Camp Cosmos Program Director: Rachael Merritt, ph. 313-577-2107, outreach@physics.wayne.edu