AstroCamp Lights and Lasers

Ever stepped foot in our Lights and Lasers classroom? There are so many cool activities inside that it might be overwhelming. From ultraviolet lights to lasers criss-crossing the room, this classroom offers tons of opportunities for hands-on...

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Take Summer Camp Home with You

Take Summer Camp Home with You

The time has come for summer camp to end. It’s been full of adventures, silliness, and memories. But that doesn’t  mean that it has to be gone from your hearts forever. Here are a few ways to keep living the camp life style even as the new school...

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Experiencing Nature Hikes at AstroCamp

When campers come to AstroCamp, the cool classes and challenge of the ropes course are just part of the benefits. With our camp located right next to the San Bernardino National Forest, students can gain a better appreciation for nature; made...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Archery, Skill, & Imagination

Take a moment out of your crazy day, close your eyes, clear your mind, and picture yourself or your child at our archery range. What are the first thoughts that come to mind? Possibly…dread of never hitting the target, or feelings of joy and...

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How Many Stars are Out There?

The numbers used in Astronomy are truly staggering. For starters, the Earth is about 25,000 miles around. The nearest star to us is–obviously–the sun, which is 93 million miles away. To travel that distance, you would have to circle...

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Lasers and Fiber Optics

Lasers are awesome! We use them for medicine, science, and even entertainment.  But one of the most practical uses for a laser is the transmission of information.  The information can come in a variety of different forms, from music to television...

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