Applications for the 2017/18 Rising Star Internship are now live!
Application deadline extended to March 10th, 2017
Applicants who were not accepted into the 2016/2017 program are encouraged to reapply!
About the program
Are you fascinated by astronomy? Would you like to learn how to find planets, stars and galaxies in the night sky? Would you like to share your passion for astronomy with others? If you answered yes to these questions, then the Dudley Observatory Rising Star Internship is for you!
The Dudley Observatory is looking for students (grades 6-10) and teachers (grades K-12) who would like to participate in the rising star internship program. We will teach you how to navigate the night sky, how to operate a telescope, and some of the science related to the stars, nebulae and galaxies you can observe from your own backyard. Upon fulfilling the program requirements, you will be awarded a telescope to keep, so that you have the equipment, knowledge and experience to host your own star party with family, friends and the public. In return, we ask that you join us for Dudley Observatory events to share your knowledge with the public.
2016 Rising Star Interns
Funding for the 2016 Rising Star Internship is provided by the Bender Scientific Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, and Mr. Vincent Amodeo.
Dudley Observatory is currently looking for sponsors for this and other programs. If you are interested in helping us share the wonders of the night sky with students and teachers, please check out our Sponsorship page.