New courses at LSC Science Camp will be held in the Western Hemisphere's largest planetarium

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Do you know a kid who looks up toward the night sky and dreams of exploring distant galaxies? Then sign them up for a course this summer at LSC Science Camp!

Starting this year, LSC Science Camp is offering two new courses where campers will explore stars, planets, black holes, nebulae, and more in real time. Campers will have access to LSC's new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.

The two courses – "Astro Stars," for students entering grades 2 and 3, and "Astronomy Exploration," for students entering grades 4 and 5 – will be led by instructors trained in atmospheric and space science. Campers will get to build telescopes, make lunar observations, and even travel through time.

<i><center>Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater</i></center>
Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater

Campers will also get to experience LSC's new Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration. This exhibition and laboratory classroom features Science on a Sphere, the brainchild of researchers at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). The sphere is a six-foot suspended globe which can track real-time conditions on the globe anywhere on Earth’s surface with HD images uploaded directly from NOAA and NASA.

Science on a Sphere can also demonstrate processes on other planets and moons in our solar system using the latest data from NASA probes, such as New Horizons and Juno.

<i><center>Science on a Sphere, located inside the Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration</i></center>
Science on a Sphere, located inside the Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration

Interested in learning more? Contact our Science Camp team at sciencecamp@lsc.org or by phone at 201.253.1380. For course schedule, registration, and more, visit the camp page on our website.


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