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Astronomy in the Sun: One-Day Summer Workshops for Grades 3-12

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July 03, 2018 through August 30, 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium


Tween, Teen


Event description:

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Education Department is now offering the newest program in its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum, Astronomy in the Sun, during July and August. The intriguing, creative one-day workshops for grades 3-12 will be taught by Roger Ledgister, a Vanderbilt astronomy educator. Ledgister earned a B.A. degree in physics and astronomy from Oberlin College and a Master’s degree in learning, media and technology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students are encouraged to bring lunch. To register, call 631-854-5539.  Grades 3-7 will learn about the Sun, Moon and Solar System. Make a model Solar System and learn how energy from the sun turns into food. Learn about the life cycle of the Stars in an included Planetarium Show. Included: Safe daytime observations with telescope and solar telescope. Grades 8-12  will learn about the science of sunlight. Find out how our Universe fits together and build a scale model of the entire known Universe. Learn the basics of Black Holes in an included Planetarium Show. Safe observations with a solar telescope.

Address: 180 Little Neck Road
Centerport, NY 11721
Phone: 631-854-5579
Website: vanderbiltmuseum.org