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Astrophysics - Gr 9-10

New for 2018!

The astrophysics course will establish a firm introduction of the forces at work upon the fabric of the universe and how these dynamics interplay to create the structure and harmony that we observe today.

Beginning from the cosmic chaos, astrophysics will delineate the foundation goals of the field through tracing the evolution of the universe from its origins through to modern times and probing into its future fate.

The students will delve into the depths of the cosmos to push their understanding to the very frontier of the unknown and perchance beyond that. Students embarking on this adventure will be introduced to the wave-particle duality of light, radiation and stellar evolution, illuminating their curiosities in the process. They will then explore advanced topics in cosmology such as supermassive black holes, the spacetime fabric and mapping the large-scale structure of the cosmos. Studies will culminate with Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

The curriculum will be supported by computational simulations of dark matter and galactic formation, physical demonstration, student-led discussions and thought experiments.Observational astronomy will be interlaced into the course using solar and night sky observational telescopes, focusing on techniques for identifying the constellations and naked-eye astronomy.

Students will pursue their final research in the specification that most interests them that is relevant to modern professional research and exploration, such as observational astrophysics, astroparticle physics or physical cosmology. Their final research projects will be incorporate real data from working telescopes and research laboratories

To register for this session: 

Use the Apply Now link

On page 3 of the application, select the following: 

Camp Category: Science Camps - Co-Ed

Camp Name: Astrophysics - Gr 9-10

  • Rising 9-10 grade students should also consider Neuroanatomy and Robotics programs offered at Stanford, MIT, Tufts and UCLA.
  • Rising 8-9 grade female students should also consider the Science Camp For Girls Neuroanatomy programs offered at Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Astrophysics - Gr 9-10 - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Gladys Velez Caicedo (Astrophysics and Robotics Instructor)

Gladys Velez Caicedo — Astrophysics and Robotics Instructor

Gladys Velez Caicedo is a technical instructor in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, Gladys holds a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy & physics.  Gladys has conducted high energy particle astrophysics at various labs around the world, such as...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 8th - Jul 14th 9th - 10th Stanford University $2,520.00 – $2,965.00
Jul 15th - Jul 21st 9th - 10th Tufts University $2,520.00 – $2,965.00
Jul 30th - Aug 3rd 9th - 10th Cambridge, MA Day: $1,245.00