Destination Space Camp
July 21-26th, 2019
Satellite Week is designed to cultivate a long-term interest in STEM by providing engaging, hands-on remote sensing educational opportunities for underrepresented high school students.
Students will get to learn about satellites and remote sensing during a week-long overnight camp on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville’s Museum of Science, The Collider (a climate solutions center) and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Destination Space inspires and empowers students to 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 and create a ThinSat – a small satellite the size of two cell phones
- Get hands-on experience using remote sensing instruments and receiving data as they launch their own ThinSats with drones and weather balloons
- Use remote sensing data for an applied project and present their results to current 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)