A Week With the Scientists at Penn State University

Learn how to read the sky as you discover the science behind weather forecasting or astronomy from captivating discussions and exciting excursions with Penn State experts.
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 14314RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 4L 4D
Solar System, Mars & Stars, Sky Observation
University Park/State College, PA
Stars, Black Holes, Wormholes, Phases of the Moon
University Park/State College, PA
Galaxy Classification, The Big Bang Theory
University Park/State College, PA
Review, Program Concludes
University Park/State College, PA
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At a Glance

The sky is not the limit on this learning adventure! Choose your week to study astronomy or meteorology alongside some of the nation’s leading scientists at Penn State University. Behind-the-scenes excursions and expert-led discussions allow for the exploration of weather patterns or asteroid impacts, while using the most cutting-edge technology the university has to offer. Discover how the universe was created or how climate change now affects its atmosphere in state-of-the-art research facilities. With the help of top-notch instructors, you’ll soon discover how it’s perfectly fine to keep your head in the clouds.
Activity Level
Easy Going
A trolley is available to transport participants from the hotel to the campus.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Choose the Meteorology date and learn how to read radar, observational networks and understand numerical weather prediction with demonstrations from expert meteorologists.
  • Choose the Astronomy date and learn from knowledgeable astronomers about Mars in 3-D and dark energy while searching for planets and life around other stars.
  • Utilize the advanced technology offered at the university, like a large research-grade telescope and an impressive radar tracking system.

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