Would you like to spend a week observing the skies with large telescopes on top of Kitt Peak along with 25 other teenagers from around the world? If so, you’ll like Astronomy Camp! Each summer the James Webb Space Telescope’s infrared camera project at The University of Arizona offers two full scholarships to the Beginning Teen Astronomy Camp for qualified Girl Scouts. At Camp you and your new friends will undertake a variety of hands-on projects in science and engineering. Some examples include measuring solar activity, hiking a scale model of our Solar System in the unique environment of the Kitt Peak sky island, and even eating ice cream from Saturn cooled by liquid nitrogen. There are also other hikes around the area to introduce basic concepts of ecology, geology, and orienteering. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the following forms:
- Registration Form
- Disclaimer Form
- Scholarship Application
- Handwritten, 500 word essay on “Why I want to attend Astronomy Camp”, including a description of the kinds of celestial objects you hope to study at Camp
Application packet should be faxed, mailed, or emailed to Lesley Rich, email@example.com, 520-319-3160, by February 28, 2011. This year’s Camp will be held June 3-9 atop Kitt Peak National Observatory.