Kopernik Observatory STEM Summer Camps
Space and Stars (Astronomy, grades 3 & 4) June 25-29 (A) or July 30 – August 3 (B) Mikolaj Kopernik observed the planets and became the father of Modern Astronomy. In Space & Stars, your young astronomer will explore what lies beyond our Solar System, including blue, red giant, and sun-like stars, supernovas, constellations, galaxies, and nebulas. Students will learn how to use telescopes and how to observe the Sun safely. They will explore what it is like to be sucked into a black hole and “spaghettified” with Hubble’s Black Hole Simulator! Activities will include making star wheels, modeling the Milky Way Galaxy and building NASA Spacecraft models.
Welcome Aboard the International Space Station- (Includes NASA spacecraft emphasizing the ISS Modules and Life on the Station with the Science of Radio & sound transmission, reception) grades 3-6 August 13-17. Kopernik Instructors- Tish Bresee and Drew Deskur, Kopernik Interns and HAM Radio volunteers helped a lot.
Students used NASA ISS books along with an Apollo 16 Lunar Sample, NASA.gov astronaut biographies, "Train like an Astronaut"activities and ISS video- thank you, NASA!
Students built their own paper ISS scale models and home made radio receiver antennas, Students learned radio language protocols, and rehearsed questions to ask an astronaut live from the ISS, which is scheduled to occur sometime during August 27-30.