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The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1, ESV)
Explore Astronomy provides a glimpse into the handiwork of God through engaging presentations, hands-on labs, and unique experiences. Learn about the heavens in our very own observatory under the guidance of Prof. Danny Faulkner.
Open to students in grades 6–12 (ages 11 and up).
Explore Astronomy is a six-hour program: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. *One parent is required to attend the evening portion of the program (8:00–10:00 p.m.).
The Explore Days program is on a 4-year rotating schedule. Each Explore Day includes a minimum of four hands-on, interactive sessions. The yearly topics are provided in the schedule below.
Please keep in mind that some of our activities are contingent upon weather.
Availability is limited, so sign up today!
To complete your child’s registration for the Explore program, adult chaperones must present these forms upon arrival on your Explore Days program date.
You can find answers to common questions on the Explore Days FAQ page.
Please contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule a private Explore day for your group.
|Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4|
|Year 1||Lunar Phases||Declination & Ascension||Solar System Scale Model with Observatory Tour||Observatory or Astronomy Live|
|Year 2||Lunar Eclipse & the Spherical Earth||Optical Lenses||Focal Length and Telescopes||Observatory or Astronomy Live|
|Year 3||Kepler’s Law: 1st Law of Planetary Motion||Kepler’s Law: 3rd Law of Planetary Motion||Density & the Composition of Planets||Observatory or Astronomy Live|
|Year 4||Meteor Shower||Galaxy Classification||Hertz Sprung-Russell Diagram||Observatory or Astronomy Live|