Astronomy Camp Summer Series

Astronomy Camp Series


Get ready for an amazing adventure!


Each adventure will focus on a NASA Mission supported by USRA, developed in MD/DC, or researched in our region. We will start with Earth-based projects then work outward to deep space. Teenagers and families will participate in engaging presentations delivered by esteemed scientists representing industry, academia and government.  Students receive information relating to careers in the space science industry, take home kit, camp t-shirt and projects from the week.


Atmospheric and Earth Science: Students learn how scientists are studying our planet through satellite observation. Activities include recreation of satellite components in our 3D printing lab and modeling of Earth’s planetary structure.

Lunar Exploration: Students focus on the moon and examine the Apollo and upcoming Artemis missions. Activities include content from NASA’s “Exploring the Moon” and creations of the lunar surface using modeling materials. Students visit Goddard Space Flight Center.

Solar Weather and Heliophysics: Students create solar viewers in our makerspace and explore the effects of electromagnetic radiation and solar weather on modern technology. Students visit Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to discuss the Parker Solar Probe.

Planetary Science: Scientists share their exciting discoveries and applications of planetary science. Students revisit the lunar modeling activity and recreate planetary surfaces and structures.

Deep Space/Astronomy: Students hear about the SOFIA project and James Webb Space Telescope. They explore the evolution of space science missions by visiting the Hubble Space Telescope Operations Lab. Families are invited to an exhibition of student works.


Our approach to the Astronomy Camp differentiates from our other STEM offerings and those in the area because of our ability to tap into our own expertise of developing new technologies, advancing knowledge through space research, and employing people in the business of space science. The camp is organized around themes that integrates research, people, technology, and a variety of methods and materials to show real world applications. Our goal is to ensure we are making a difference for our students, their families, and our communities.


Coming Soon!

To encourage all interested students to explore science and broaden their minds, need-based scholarship opportunities will be available!



Premier Sponsor
Exclusive at $40,000 (US$)
(tax-deductible = $40,000)

Presenting Sponsors
Three Available at $15,000 (US$)
(tax-deductible = $15,000)

Single Camp Sponsors
Five Available at $8,000
(tax-deductible = $8,000)

Please contact Michele Hoffman for more information.