Aim for the stars with Space Science Camp

The focus of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s Space Science camp is astronomy and space science. Campers learn about how scientists discover the secrets of the universe, from exotic black holes to the nature of light. 

During the week, campers are engaged in exciting hands-on educational science activities which may include launching rockets, working with and building electronics, experimenting with lasers, and working with telescopes. The camp curriculum has been created by an expert team of astronomy professors, space scientists, and area science teachers. 

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

The camp is focused on rising 5th-8th grade students. The deadline to register is July 9, 2018. The 5th/6th grade camp will run from July 16-20. The 7th/8th grade camp will run July 23-27.

The highlight of the week is a day trip to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The cost of is $400, but financial aid is available to students who demonstrate need.

For more information, 

contact Dr. Billy Teets at 

or call 615-373-4897.


for more information.

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