Who Wants to be a Cosmic Explorer?
Join forces with international award-winning astronomer and former consultant to NASA, Kevin Manning, a man on no ordinary mission. Kevin founded Astronomy Boot Camp with a mission to generate interest and foster scientific literacy in space science through the delivery of awe-inspiring, educational and fun astronomy programs. Learn about stars and constellations, telescopes and how they work, our solar system, and the wonders of our universe. Many hands-on activities, including looking through a powerful hand-crafted telescope at sunspots during the day and distant galaxies each night the sky is clear, makes Astronomy Boot Camp an absolutely unforgettable experience. We will also visit a local observatory.
It took 3 weeks to complete building the 10" f/6 reflecting telescope. The great optics and extra care that went into its construction made its performance absolutely superb, and possibly one of the best telescopes in its size and class across Long Island and even New York State. Many of the students attending Hayground Camp contributed toward building the instrument, and a staff member chose its name, Celestia. It gathers nearly 1,000 times more light than the unaided eye, and reveals details on planets like you are going for a visit. To find out more about the Hayground Telescope, Celestia, and what went into its making, watch the following video.
Astronomy Boot Camp has teamed up with Hayground School & Camp in Bridgehampton, NY for 2018 as part of their 8-week Summer Camp.