Adventures in Science
Digital Universe Flight School Summer Institute (Grades 6, 7, and 8)
August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014
While this session is currently full, there is space on the waiting list. Please submit the application to be placed on the waiting list, and indicate all Middle School Institutes you might be interested in to increase the likelihood you will get into one of them.
Want to take a stroll on Mars? Visit the moons of Jupiter? Learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using cutting-edge planetarium software, Uniview, which combines three-dimensional celestial maps with breathtaking data visualization. Using advanced gaming hardware, you will have the incredible opportunity to develop your own planetarium show and teach others the science behind it.
Monday, August 11–Friday, August 15
9 am-4 pm
*Final presentations: Hayden Planetarium on 8/15 from 5–7 pm
Member price: $525
Non-member price: $550
Apply for this institute here. Completed applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must include thoughtful essays that meet the word-count requirements.
We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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