The Coolest Thing About Gemini
The Coolest Thing About Gemini

June 14, 2016, Cerro Tololo We started the day by visiting AURA Recinto to listen to presentations from staff in different scientific areas that all work for the observatory. It takes all sciences to make an observatory run. We then loaded up and started our trek to Cerro Pachon and Cerro Tololo. Leaving the city

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A Haven for Stargazing
A Haven for Stargazing

June 12, 2016, Observatorio Astronómico Andino Today’s highlight was visiting our first of many observatories, the Observatorio Astronómico Andino (https://www.oaa.cl/en/) just outside of Santiago.  Unfortunately, it was cloudy.  However, that did not stop our wonderful hosts from putting on an incredible spread and showing us what astrotourism is all about. Beautiful metal sculptures adorned the

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Kids And Their Robots
Kids And Their Robots

Rough terrain. Unsurpassable obstacles. Navigating the rocky unknown with little help from home. These are the challenges space robots face as they explore distant worlds– and the engineering problems summer campers solve as they build and program their own LEGO rovers. Introductory classes focus on teamwork and getting familiar with the robot-building process. Campers are

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You Are Here! It’s Earth Day!
You Are Here! It’s Earth Day!

We live in a tiny place in the middle of a vast emptiness. Our rocky planet orbits an average-sized home star at an almost unimaginable distance of 93 million miles.The fastest spacecraft in history, as of this writing, are Helios I and II; at their peak speeds of over 150,000mph, they’d take three and a

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Human Foosball it’s WERK!
Human Foosball it’s WERK!

Sometime AstroCamp Foosball can be WERK! Don’t miss out on all the fun this summer sign up today!!! Summer Camp 2016 AstroCamp Summer • One-Week Sessions Coed Ages 8 – 14  One-Week Session 1:  June 11 – June 17         $1,200 One-Week Session 2:  June 18 – June 24      

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Blacksmithing: Forging Skills For Life
Blacksmithing: Forging Skills For Life

Where can you heat metal to over 1000 degrees and bend it to your will? Astrocamp, of course! Summer camp is the perfect place to develop and hone unique skills like blacksmithing. This rewarding and challenging course fosters campers’ creativity, strength, and determination. Some come looking for a new artistic outlet. Some have a finished

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Just Dance & Be You
Just Dance & Be You

I would never have become the person I am without camp. Growing up I was shy, easily embarrassed, and lacked confidence. Forget about dancing in front of people, I barely liked talking in front of them. Camp changed all of that for me. Everything that I have accomplished and the stronger, more confident person I

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