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Registration Deadline: Girls' Astronomy Summer Camp 2022

Event Type
UIUC Astronomy and NCSA Center for AstroPhysical Surveys
UIUC Astronomy Building, 1002 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
May 19, 2022 - Jun 6, 2022   All Day
Rachel Harrison
Originating Calendar
Center for AstroPhysical Surveys

Registration is now open for the Girls’ Astronomy Summer Camp hosted by UIUC Department of Astronomy and NCSA's Center for AstroPhysical Surveys! This two-day camp for rising 10th and 11th graders focuses on hands-on astronomy projects, including working with real astronomy data and a tour of UIUC’s historic observatory.

Registration is free and open until June 6th. To apply, go to go.illinois.edu/astrocamp2022.

GASC Overview

💡 Do you want to learn:

  • How to make galaxy images from Hubble Space Telescope data?
  • Science and coding skills for college?
  • What Astronomers do every day?

Then this opportunity is for you! This summer camp for high school students will be focused on hands-on astronomy projects. Join this two-day summer camp to play with real astronomical data and hang with UIUC professors and graduate students!


  • High school students entering grades 10-12 who are interested in astronomy and programming and want to learn in a girl-centered environment
    • This camp aims to support girls interested in astronomy and related fields, but students of any gender can apply
  • Space is limited to 25 students, and selection will be based on the camp essay
    • Essays will be evaluated based on interest in astronomy, and past experience with the subject is not required

Camp Details

  • Dates and Times: June 21-22, 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
    • Optional in-person night observing, weather permitting
  • Location: UIUC Astronomy Building, 1002 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
    • Transportation will be provided from the Astronomy Building to other locations on campus and the Staerkel Planetarium for camp activities
  • Highlights: Work on real astronomy data, explore space with a planetarium show, observe stars and planets in a nighttime observing session, and talk to UIUC astrophysicists about their research

COVID-19 Safety Information

The Girls' Astronomy Summer Camp will abide by UIUC's COVID-19 safety regulations. The current guidelines for summer camps can be viewed here.

We will have masks available to all campers and camp staff. All campers will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival each day of the camp. If a camper tests positive for COVID-19 or develops COVID-19 symptoms during the camp, we will contact their parent or guardian to pick them up.

If a camper or camp staff member is in close contact with a positive case (defined as someone who was indoors and less than 6’ away from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period), fully-vaccinated persons will need to test for COVID-19. Non-fully-vaccinated persons will be sent home from the camp to quarantine.

Parent or guardian permission is needed for camp staff to administer COVID-19 tests to campers under 18. We will send a testing participation agreement to all accepted students.

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