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Alfred University Astronomy Camp

Directors: David Toot

The AU Astronomy Camp is designed for students entering grades 10-12 who love astronomy and want to spend time learning more about this fascinating subject with others who share their passion. This popular program is directed and taught by the Alfred University Physics and Astronomy faculty, all recognized experts in their fields. Current research interests of the faculty include variable stars, asteroid measurements, the study of solar activity, computational physics and fluid dynamics.

The program is conducted at the Stull Observatory on the Alfred University Campus. This facility has been judged to be one of the best teaching observatories in the country, and is equipped with telescopes ranging from 8 to 32 inches in diameter as well as electronic detectors and support computers.

In addition to learning about Astronomy, students have lots of fun participating in a variety of activities including indoor and outdoor games, movies, visits to a lake for picnics and campfires, hikes, social gatherings at the coffee house, a farewell party on the last night, and more. Outside of class, they are supervised by our wonderful team of Resident Assistants who serve as camp counselors, mentors, positive role models and friends. Housing is provided in secure university residence halls dedicated to summer campers. Delicious, all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the campus dining hall.

The $895 fee covers tuition, supervision, materials, room and board from dinner on the first day through lunch on the last day, and recreational activities.

Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in rural western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, this is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week learning and meeting other students who share your interests. Please visit our website for further information and an application form. With our dynamic, engaging, talented and caring faculty and staff; terrific facilities; and lovely surroundings, the AU Astronomy Camp could make this your best summer ever!

  • Camp size:
    25
  • Directors:
    Dr. David Toot
  • Founded:
    1998
  • Gender:
    Co-Educational
  • Maximum age:
    18
  • Minimum age:
    15
  • Nearest city:
    Hornell, NY

Activities

  • Astronomy
  • Science
  • Asteroid Study
  • Planetary Science
  • Black Holes
  • Lunar Systems
  • Solar Studies
  • Cosmology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Star Photometry
  • Picnics
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Movies
  • Campus Tour
  • Social Gatherings
  • Campfires
  • Swimming
  • Hiking


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