Destination Space Camp
OUR FIRST PILOT YEAR IS ALREADY FULL. Please stay tuned for next year’s offering.
Satellite Week, August 14-18, 2017 Project
Destination Space: Satellite Week will cultivate a long-term interest in STEM by providing an engaging, hands-on remote sensing educational opportunity for high school students. Satellite remote sensing provides a vast range of uses to analyze and potentially mitigate local and global environmental issues and has an even larger potential to expand to a wider variety of applications in the near future. Students will get to learn about satellites and remote sensing in Asheville’s Museum of Science, in The Collider (a climate solutions center) and in NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Destination Space inspires and empowers students to develop into capable scientists and become the next generation of STEM leaders.
Throughout the camp, students will:
- Become familiar with remote sensing and its various applications for earth systems research and applied sciences
- Learn about satellite sensors and electrical engineering to create a ThinSat – a small satellite the size of two cell phones
- Get hands-on experience communicating with remote sensing instruments and receiving data as they launch their own ThinSats using drones and weather balloons
- Use remote sensing data for an applied project and present their results to recent and past NASA and NOAA employees
For More Information
L. DeWayne Cecil, Ph.D
Principal Investigator GST, SeOS, and Destination Space
Executive Director, Asheville Museum of Science
828-254-7162 x 7 (Office)
NASA DEVELOP and Destination Space