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      April 24, 2012

      Tuesday   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (on various days)

      2201 West End Avenue
      Nashville, Tennessee 37240

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      SOLD OUT - Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Summer Space Science Camp: June 20-24

      Contact: Lynn McDonald
      Location: Dyer Observatory
      Category: Open to the Public

      June 20-24
      5th AND 6th GRADERS

      The focus of the camp, held at Dyer Observatory, is on astronomy and space science. The camp curriculum is a mix of presentations and exciting hands-on activities created by an expert team of astronomy professors, space scientists and area science teachers.

      Campers learn about electromagnetism, why seasons change, create sundials, learn about aerodynamics, build and launch rockets, and create a "comet." They also use airplane flight simulators every day as they learn take-off and landing techniques and learn about cutting-edge NASA innovations and programs.

      The Dyer Observers Space Science Camp supports students who are serious about science in their exploration of the worlds of science, math and technology, and opens up their minds to future career possibilities in these fields. Campers interact with astronomers who are respected researchers and seasoned instructors. Participation in group activities builds self-confidence, problem solving skills and social skills.

      - Experience the Star Chamber to understand sundials and the seasons
      - Discover how telescopes work
      - Build and launch a bottle rocket
      - Interact with cutting-edge research astronomers
      - Navigate the stars and enjoy an evening of telescope viewing

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Students entering the 5th or 6th grade in the Fall of 2011

      OUR STAFF: Vanderbilt astronomy and physics professors and graduate students, high school science teachers and observatory staff.

      SNACKS & LUNCH: Snacks and drinks are provided. Campers should pack their own lunch with drink.

      COST: $285 per camper. Campers should arrive daily between 8:30 - 9:00 AM and be picked up no later than 3:15 PM daily. Please make checks payable to Vanderbilt University.

      CAMP DATES: June 20 - 24 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Campers and their parents will be invited back for one evening during the week for a telescope viewing.

      LOCATION: Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. The observatory is located
      off of Granny White Pike, approximately 1/3 mile north of Old Hickory Blvd.

      QUESTIONS: For more information, please call 615-373-4897 or email Dyer Observatory's Program
      Coordinator, Lynn McDonald at Fax: 615-371-3904.

      Categories: Education | University & Alumni | Science

      This event repeats on various days:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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