Come explore the universe and become an Astronomer for a week!
Live in the Lassonde Studios while you study the cosmos and get a
taste of college life. During the day, you'll go deep into learning
about galaxies, stars and dark matter. This camp will help shed some
light on the so-called darkness of the universe and delve into the
physics of these objects. You'll attend personal lectures from U of U
astronomers and demos to help demonstrate the physical properties of
objects we can only see through a telescope. Each night you'll learn
how to use the telescopes at the U's own Observatory to see objects
with your eye and take genuine data with astronomical cameras and
Join the ranks of Sir Isaac Newton and Vera Rubin by exploring
the final frontier and go further than you've gone before.
Co-sponsored with the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Who Should Attend
- Future Astronomers, Physicists, Astronauts, Engineers, or any
student interested in learning about the field in general.
- Inquisitive high school students eager to explore future
majors and undergraduate research opportunities at the University of
What You Will Learn
- Learn about the cosmos through hands-on experiential learning
- Use telescopes, cameras, and spectrographs to gather data and
analyze the cosmos like astronomers do.
- Build an apparatus to observe alpha particles and explore the
mysteries of the highest energy particles ever observed.
- Learn techniques used by the Telescope Array Cosmic Ray
- Study with scientists who are working on the largest cosmic
ray observatory in the northern hemisphere.
- Attend in-depth lectures about galaxies, stars, and dark
matter with exciting demos from U of U astronomers.
Field Trip to Stansbury Park Observatory Complex
We'll kick off the start of camp by showing you the universe
you're about to explore! Experience a night with the Salt Lake
Astronomical Society at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex,
where the skies are dark enough to see details in galaxies and
nebulae yet close enough for easy travel.
Benefits of Living on Campus
- Take your first step to independence and ease your way into
- Experience living with a diverse group of students that
will expand your social knowledge outside the classroom
- Develop a sense of community and belonging and start
shaping your connection with the University of Utah
- Stay in the Lassonde Studios, the newest and most
innovative students housing on campus.
- Dine with your new friends and classmate in the Student
Union and Miller Café
- Make friends, set academic goals and start planning your