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STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA

Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

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Program #14314RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
John from Newville, PA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
Positives. Of the 14 (fourteen) past RS’s we’ve been on, the lodging and food at the Nittany Lion Inn surpasses all of them. Excellent on all counts! The instructors were very good with handling questions. They repeated them so that the listening devices carried it to our ears. They were very enthusiastic especially Chris Palma. Negatives. This is the first RS program where no free time at all was scheduled. Prospects should be aware that this program is five hours a day of class room summer school type instruction from the theoretical aspects of astronomy, with hardly anything practical. You will learn little about the night time sky, how to identify various constellations, the major stars, navigation by the stars, effect of the moon on tides relatives to its phases and so forth. The planetarium is dated and the viewing telescopes are of the back yard type. Not the major ones you see on PBS for example. Theoretical astronomy yes, practical no. Prospects should probably have a course in practical astronomy as a prerequisite for this RS program.

Mary from Winchester, NH Number of programs attended: 45
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
This program was taught by expert instructors who will expand and clarify your knowledge of the universe.


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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
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