Alien AstronoMysteries: Is Anyone Out There? (Full, waitlist 18)

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When is it?

23 June 2014 to 27 June 2014

GalileoscopeM-F: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who Can Attend?

Students entering grades 4-7.

What's covered?

Watch! - 2013 Video

Aliens are all around us in movies and TV, but where are they in real life? Our campers will become intrepid astronomers and astrobiologists in a week-long quest to understand the planets in our solar system and beyond, where our extraterrestrial neighbors may be hiding, and how we might find them! As astrobiology detectives, we will explore how solar systems are made and what makes their planets suited for life. We will uncover how extraterrestrial life affects its planetary abode and can be detected across the vast reaches of outer space. Using telescopes around the world, we will hunt for it ourselves on familiar, nearby planets and on strange worlds across the Galaxy. To cap off the week, we will work together as interstellar ambassadors to formulate and broadcast our own message of greetings to a distant world we find has the best chance of harboring intelligent life. Possible evening activities.

Galileoscope2Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight March 31, 2014

  • $350 (day camp only)

Register after 12 am April 1, 2014

  • $380 (day camp only)

Day Camp


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please arrive between 8:50 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:00 pm unless you opt for extended care (drop off from 7:45 am; pick up by 5:15 pm).

Extended Care - based on enrollment

  • Add $50 per child per week (both morning and afternoon), $30 per child per week (Morning care only), or $20.00 per week (Afternoon only care) for each child registered

  • Optional drop-off starting at 7:45 am, pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday - Friday (morning only).

  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Friday afternoon. Each camper must be picked up by 4:00 pm after the closing ceremony on Friday.