This year’s program will focus on hands-on opportunities in which participants develop their skills in electronic hardware, computer programming, computer-aided design (CAD), data analysis, and the unique experience of high-altitude ballooning engineering and experimentation. Participants will also develop their own experiment which will be tested aboard a high-altitude balloon. Experimental ideas shall be a group effort which may encompass fields related to telescope observing or optics, light pollution research, high-altitude exploration, but not limited to your own creativity.
• Dates: Monday-Friday, July 15 - August 8, 2019• Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm*• Cost: FREE (Note: participants will need to bring lunch each day)
*There will be one field trip during the program to prepare, launch, track, and retrieve a high-altitude balloon payload. Transportation to/from the field trip location will be provided by the Adler Planetarium. The field trip will be from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on the field trip day. Date TBD.
HOW TO APPLY TO ASW:
STEP 1: Fill out the form below and click the "Submit" button.
STEP 2: Ask a teacher to send us a recommendation for you. The letter must include:
a) your name b) your teacher’s namec) your school’s name and your school’s full addressd) the reason(s) why the teacher believes you would make a great Astro-Science Workshop participant
STEP 3: Tell your teacher to send the email to ASW@adlerplanetarium.org by no later than Tuesday, May 3, 2019. Note: The email must come from the teacher, not you. A teacher may send in a recommendation for more than one student from the same school.
Remember, all three steps must be completed for your application to be complete. If you fill out the form below and a teacher does not send us a letter of recommendation for you, your application will be considered "incomplete." If you have questions, please email us at ASW@adlerplanetarium.org. Deadline to submit your application plus a letter/email from a teacher: Friday May 3, 2019
We will notify all applicants of acceptance or decline by May 24, 2019