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Planets, Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
Discover the secrets of the universe as you explore distant galaxies, collaborate with professional astronomers, and participate in expert-led discussions at the Davey Lab Observatory.
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Program No. 14314RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999
6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 4L 4D
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Solar System, Mars & Stars, Sky Observation
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3
Stars, Black Holes, Wormholes, Phases of the Moon
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4
Galaxy Classification, The Big Bang Theory
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6
Review, Program Concludes
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At a Glance

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

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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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