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June 20, 2013 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm View Recurrence Dates
Category: Other
Location: Wayne State University Planetarium | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: $375
Occurring: Daily until June, 28th 2013 View Recurrence Dates

WSU Camp Cosmos - Summer 2013

June 17 – June 28

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University is excited to announce our third Astronomy Summer Camp taught by WSU Physics and Astronomy faculty and staff. 

Camp Cosmos is a two-week long astronomy and astrophysics camp designed      for student ages 12-15 (suggested grades 7-10).  Base camp for this summer program is located in the recently upgraded 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 dates:  Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 28, 2013

Camp hours:  9 am – 4 pm (except for Friday, June 28th which is 9 am – 1 pm)

(If student needs to be dropped off earlier or stay later, arrangements can be made).

Location:  WSU Planetarium, Room 0209 (Lower Level), Old Main Building

Wayne State University, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI  48201

Cost:  $375.00 (includes lunch and all field trips)

Sponsors:  WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy

For more information, go to the WSU Planetarium website/Summer Programs at:  http://planetarium.wayne.edu/programs/summer-programs.php

For questions, please contact: 

Dawn Niedermiller, WSU Camp Cosmos Program Director

outreach@physics.wayne.edu

313-577-2107

For more information about this event, please contact Rochelle White at 313-577-2166 or rochellewhite@wayne.edu.