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STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA

Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

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Program #14314ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Probe the mysteries of the universe with one of the largest groups of astronomical researchers in the country. Hands-on demonstrations and expert-led discussions allow for the exploration of cutting edge, modern astronomy. Experience fundamental night sky astronomy as multi-media presentations use brilliant images of nearby planets and the most distant known objects in the universe within the campus planetarium. Participate in scientific and philosophical discussions about how everything came into being.


Highlights

• Learn about the phases of the moon during an expert-led demonstration.
• At the Davey Lab observatory, discover binary stars, nebulae and galaxies and identify constellations, planets and their motions.
• Take part in an expert-led discussion about the Big Bang Theory and the origin of the universe.

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A shuttle is available to transport participants from the hotel to the campus.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jun 15 — Jun 20, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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5
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