MT. CUBA ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY SUMMER ASTRONOMY SKYLAB

JUNE-JULY 2003

WHERE? Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory near Hoopes Reservoir and Rt. 82 west of Wilmington at 1610 Hillside Mill Rd, Greenville, DE

WHO?   Any student completing 1st through 8th Grade in June 2003

WHEN? 

ˇ       All sessions will run from Monday, June 23 through Thursday, July 3 - June 27 8:30AM - 10:20AM

ˇ       Session 1 - For students completing Grades 1 or 2. July 3 - Class will meet at 8:00PM for a Family Night in addition to the morning class.  Instructor will be Mr. Greg Weaver.

ˇ       Session 2 - For students completing Grades 3 or 4. July 1 - Class will meet at 8:00PM for a Family Night in addition to the morning class.  Instructor will be Mr. Cliff Brown.

ˇ       Session 3 - For students completing Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8. July 2 - Class will meet at 8:00PM for a Family Night in addition to the morning class. Instructor will be Mr. Cliff Brown.

SKYLAB SIZE? Minimum of 9 - maximum of 12 students per session

TRANSPORTATION? Provided by parent

ACTIVITIES & GOALS? Listed on reverse side

FEE? $60.00

FIRST COME BASIS: so please call and register immediately!

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PLEASE PHONE THE OBSERVATORY AT 302-654-6407 (9AM-12 NOON) BEFORE

SENDING THIS FORM TO INSURE THERE ARE SKYLAB OPENINGS AVAILABLE.

Student's Name: _____________________________________________

Street Address: _____________________________________________

City: ____________________State: _________________Zip: ________

Session: ________

Phone Numbers: Home: _______________ WORK: _________________

School Attending: _________________________

Grade Completing June 2003: ________

Please SEND this form, along with check or money order to:

MT. CUBA OBSERVATORY, PO BOX 3915, GREENVILLE, DE 19807

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SUMMER 2003 ASTRONOMY SKYLAB GOALS

Session 1 - Grades 1 and 2:

To learn basic elements in the Universe.  They will learn more about the earth, the sun, the moon and it's phases, constellations, eclipses, seasons and clouds. Hands-on projects include making a model of the solar system, a shoe box planetarium, and a working sundial.

Session 2 - Grades 3 and 4:

Observe sunspots. Through charts, slides, and the planetarium establish recognition and location of constellations, individual stars and night sky phenomena.  Assemble personal star finder.  Indian myths, puzzles, and paper airplanes.

Session 3 - Grades 5 to 8:

Assemble celestial sphere.  Use star finders, charts, slides and planetarium to identify and locate constellations, individual stars and visible night sky phenomena.  Explore pinhole cameras, lenses, mirrors, puzzles and paper airplanes.

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