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RAS can help students aim for the stars at ESO Astronomy Camp

Last Updated on Monday, 09 October 2017 16:40
Published on Monday, 09 October 2017 14:15

The Royal Astronomical Society is once again able to award two bursaries to two UK sixth form students to attend the prestigious European Southern Observatory (ESO) Astronomy Camp.

Each year the camp brings together almost 60 students from across Europe to take part in five days of astronomy. The camp - organised by Sterrenlab in collaboration with ESO, the ESO Science Outreach Network and the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley — will this year take place from 26 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 in Saint-Barthelemy, Nus, Italy.

ann15038a smallStudents at the 2014-15 ESO Astronomy Camp. Credit: ESO / Sterrenlab. Click for a full size image

 

Exploring the theme of the Solar System and exoplanets, the camp will hold several astronomical sessions, including lectures, hands-on activities, and night-time observations with the telescopes and instruments at the observatory. Social activities, winter sports, and excursions will also help make the camp a memorable all round experience.

To apply students, between 16 and 18 years of age, should fill out the form found here and create a 3 minute video answering the question "I would like to invent/discover....because...".

The deadline is the 15th October 2017.

 

 


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Sheila Kanani
Royal Astronomical Society
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 3307
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Lara Polo
Sterrenlab
Tel: +41 76 4001378
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Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator
ESO education and Public Outreach Department
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