Join HI STAR this summer (June 1-8, 2016). HI STAR is a one week astronomy program at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa campus in Honolulu. This program is designed for grade 8 – 11 students who would like to work on science research projects. There are also a few slots for teachers interested in learning more about Astronomy research and being better prepared to support their HI-STAR students.
Fill out the online HI STAR application form .
- Program: day and night activities:
- Learn about asteroids, comets, variable stars, extrasolar planets, and galaxies.
- Do telescope observing and get CCD camera images of objects in space.
- Understand physics and chemistry principles integral to astronomy.
- Learn image-processing skills using astrometry and photometry software.
- Be mentored by an astronomer to complete a research project after the program.
- Student Application Requirements
Each student must have a teacher who agrees to act as a project advisor and who will write a letter of recommendation for you. (Your teacher can advise multiple students.)
Student applicants need to have one of the following:
A UHIfA-sponsored astronomy workshop; and/or demonstrated knowledge of the night sky and basic astronomy; and/or your Hawaii teacher-advisor will also attend this workshop.
Cost: A $150 registration fee.
(can be waived for those with financial hardship)
- Housing at UH Manoa campus dormitory and meals are fully funded for all students and teachers.
- Teacher airfare to Honolulu is also funded.
- All students will need to pay for their own airfare to Honolulu (exception for students with fee waiver).
For more information, about these workshops please contact: Geoff Mathews firstname.lastname@example.org (808) 956-7954
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