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Camp – Above & Beyond – Full Session
July 5 - July 23
CAMP ABOVE & BEYOND (Our most advance camp)
Above and Beyond is an in-depth, hands-on space science and research experience. A basic understanding of algebra is most helpful. It is multi-faceted world of space science and research designed in partnership with Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) Field Studies. This camp explores the universe through astronomy, physics, and astrobiology. This camp models the process that college graduates, undergraduates, and researchers use to make new discoveries and publish works.
• Learning and applying the fundamental concepts of astrophysics & astrobiology
• Independent and group research projects
• Hands-on instrument (radio and optical telescopes) training and understanding their purpose as they relate
to the fields of physics, astronomy, and astrobiology
• Develop research methodology through planning and implementation
• Analyze data consistently with prior research
• Formulate conclusions of the nature of celestial objects using scientific data
• Curriculum parallels material taught in college-level courses working with the same instruments and
resources available to astrophysicist who come to PARI to advance their research
• Special guest speakers
• Recreational and fun activities, including exploring the gifts of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day
trips such as hiking and picnicking, visits to waterfalls and swimming, tubing (with professional
outfitters), interacting with other local camp activities, places and events.