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Astronomy Camp

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Event organized by Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

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Astronomy Camp is a blast. Literally. We make rockets and send them into space -- how cool is that?

Taught by Bobby Farlice-Rubio, Fairbanks Museum science educator, for kids ages 9 - 13 years old.

This year we will focus on the James Webb Space Telescope, an infrared telescope that is more sensitive and has better wavelength coverage. The JWST complements and extends the range of the Hubble plus what we can detect. Campers will review the latest missions to Mars: the Mars 2020 new rover and the InSight lander to drill beneath the surface of Mars in order to study the evolution of the planet. Finally, we will discuss private ventures like Space X and space exploration such as the Falcon Heavy’s design to carry humans into space with the possibility of travel to the Moon or Mars.

And of course, we’ll build and launch rockets.

Price: $115 members, $135 non-members