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Summer Camp

Calling all astronauts and rocket scientists! Rocketeer Academy’s summer camp 2018 will be here before you know it and there’s an entire universe of fun and excitement to explore! Open to cadets entering kindergarten through 9th grade, summer camp 2018 will offer intergalactic adventure – from star gazing to rocket forensics and space robotics. A new camp starts every Monday beginning June 4, 2018, and each cadet level offers two different programs to choose from:

Comets (entering grades K-1; half-day) and Mercury (entering grades 2-3; full day)
Comet camps are 9-1; Mercury camps are 9-4. Lunch is included for both.

Star Camp: What is a star? How big are Earth, Moon, and the planets? How do telescopes get us a close-up view with leaving home? Can you make your own constellations? Come to Star Camp and learn how to Color the Cosmos!

Aviation Camp: Its wheels up as you learn what it takes to fly. Why do balloons have to be so big? Which paper airplane goes the farthest? Can you run your own airport?

Gemini (entering grades 4-6)

Apollo (entering grades 7-9)

Astronomy Camp: Observe With NASA’s MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network. Learn how to build telescopes (including NASA’s upcoming Webb Space Telescope). Includes star party, tour of Apache Point Observatory, and sleepover at Sunspot Solar Observatory (planned; subject to change).

Space 'Bots: Observe With NASA’s MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network. Learn how to build telescopes (including NASA’s upcoming Webb Space Telescope). Includes star party, tour of Apache Point Observatory, and sleepover at Sunspot Solar Observatory (planned; subject to change).

Wheels Up!: Let your imagination take flight as you learn the basics of aviation, from balloons to jets to gliders that might help us explore Mars. Probe the design secrets of World War II aircraft and modern drones, and test models in a wind tunnel.

Apollo ONLY(entering grades 7-9)

Rocket Science Investigators: Space is tough – that’s why we call it Rocket Science. Learn from failure as you build, test, and break model rockets and parachutes. Visit NASA and University of Texas at El Paso labs where rocket scientists apply forensic tools to ensure crew safety. Presented in conjunction with the UTEP Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research. Includes field trip and museum sleepover.

For more information, call 575-437-2840, x41132 or visit the museum education department.

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