10-14 August, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork - Space Camp

10-14 August, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork - Space Camp

Postby Graham Southorn » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:03 pm

This just received from Blackrock Castle Observatory:

Back by popular demand, Blackrock Castle Observatory is holding another week of Space Camp! Students age 8 to 12 are invited to join us at BCO for a week of exciting activities as we use science and engineering to explore the universe. Find out about life as an astronaut, the solar system & the search for alien life. Amongst all the fun-filled activities, cadets will get to experience first hand the thrill of building and launching their own rockets from the castle!

DAY 1: ASTRONAUTS
Learn the basics of space science. Today we design and build landing craft which we then test by dropping from the roof of the Round Tower.

DAY 2: MARS – THE RED PLANET
What can an analysis of Martian dust and ice tell us about life on Mars?

DAY 3: COMETS & CRATERS
What do you do when a comet is heading straight for Earth? Mission Control: your task is clear!

DAY 4: THE SEARCH FOR ALIEN LIFE
Is alien DNA different from human DNA? Would aliens look anything like humans? We will extract your DNA and look at the biology and chemistry that makes you alive.

DAY 5: ROCKETS
What did Isaac Newton know about rockets?
On Friday – the highlight of the week - we will build, test and launch our own rockets.

Places are limited to call now and book a place to avoid disappointment!
Camp runs August 10th-14th from 10am-12:30am at a cost of €95 per child. For more information email us at info@bco.ie or call 021-4357917.
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