Summer Programs

Come and visit the WSU Planetarium during the summer to take part in all the fun!

Camp Cosmos - Summer 2018

July 9-20


Stay tuned for registration options.

The Planetarium at Wayne State University is excited to announce our eighth Astronomy Summer Camp, Camp Cosmos 

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 weekdays from July 9-20th.  Base camp for this summer program is located in the 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, July 20th which is 9am-1pm)
Early drop-off or late pick-up arranged at no additional cost.                                                                     

Location: Wayne State Planetarium, Rm 0209 (Lower Level), Old Main Building
Wayne State University, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI  48201 
Cost:  $375.00 (Lunch, Snacks, and Field Trips included)
Sponsors: WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy
2016 Camp Cosmos Itinerary
2015 Camp Cosmos Itinerary
2014 Camp Cosmos Itinerary
2013 Camp Cosmos Itinerary
2012 Camp Cosmos Itinerary 
2011 Camp Cosmos Itinerary


Questions about Camp Cosmos

Please contact Camp Cosmos Program Director: Ben Coughenour, ph. 313-577-2107,