Science Camps of America has donated two scholarships to the Keck Observatory’s Science Camp for Teens in support of the Keck Observatory Week celebration.
The scholarships are to be auctioned Saturday, March 16 at Star Struck: Keck Observatory Gala at The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Star Struck is a celebration of the Keck Observatory’s achievements and will honor its greatest supporters.
This event will feature a live auction of some spectacular items, including the scholarships donated by Science Camps of America.
Funds raised in the auction of the scholarships will support the Keck Observatory’s newest telescope innovations.
Science Camps of America is offering two 10-day sessions this June and July on the Big Island.
The first 10-day session, Land & Sea, focuses on the volcanoes, beaches, shorelines, deserts and forests of Hawaii. The second 10-day session, Air & Space, focuses on astronomy, space science, the atmosphere, climate, and climate change.
At Science Camp, the emphasis is on experiential education: each day, from its base in Pahala, campers and staff get into vans and head out across the island to learn, experience, and DO science.
Science Camps of America is a Kaneohe-based non-profit organization (501(c)3 status pending) formed to create experiential science learning opportunities for young people.
The W. M. Keck Observatory operates the largest, most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth. The two, 10-meter optical/infrared telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii feature a suite of advanced instruments including imagers, multi-object spectrographs, high-resolution spectrographs, integral-field spectroscopy and a world-leading laser guide star adaptive optics system.
The Observatory is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and a scientific partnership of the California Institute of Technology, the University of California and NASA.
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