University of Arizona Astronomy Camp



An astronomy program that emphasizes hands-on learning, the camp has students operate research telescopes, keep nighttime hours, interact with scientists and interpret their own observations. Facilities at the Mount Lemmon site include several telescopes and direct imaging, solar imaging and spectroscopy equipment. Applicants need not possess any prior knowledge of astronomy.

General Info

Name University of Arizona Astronomy Camp
Location Tucson, AZ
Year-round Contacts 800-232-8278
Program Focuses & Features Astronomy, Aviation/Aerospace, Environmental Science, Geology, Hiking
Grade Range (rising grades) 7-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 13-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Don McCarthy, Director
Residential Fee $600-975, 1 week.
Year Established 1988
Dates & Sessions 2 sessions, 1 week long


Don McCarthy, Director