Date: July 9-13 Time: 10:00 - 12:30 or 14:00 - 16:30
Every summer CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory invites students ages 8 to 12 to use science and engineering to explore the universe at SPACE CAMP!
Find out about life as an astronaut, the solar system and the search for alien life. The highlight of the week is the day we build and launch our own rockets!
There are 3 sessions to choose from:
JULY 9-13: MORNING (10:00-12:30)
JULY 9-13: AFTERNOON (14:00-16:30)
JULY 23-27: AFTERNOON (14:00-16:30)
Places are limited so call 021 4357917 to reserve your place now.
€95 per student. 10% members‘ and second child discount.
DAY 1: ASTRONAUTS and MOON LANDING
Learn the basics of space science. Today we design and build “eggs-traordinary” 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 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.