Astronomy Summer Camp

Due to COVID-19, Siena has cancelled all in-person Summer Camps. We are very saddened by this development, and are working on alternative ways to offer summer programs. More information coming soon.

Astronomy Summer Camp at Siena College

The Dudley Observatory will be offering three astronomy-themed camps this year at Siena College for students in grades 6-8. Whether your child is interested in stars, galaxies, aliens or art (yes, art!), we’ve got a program for them. Registration is now open for all of Siena’s summer classes, so sign your child up today!


07/06/2020 – 07/10/2020
M – F, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Grades 6 – 8

Thousands of planets exist beyond our solar system, but are any of them like Earth? Do they have the right properties to be habitable? In this course, you’ll use real telescope data to discover exoplanets, and explore the possibility of alien life existing throughout our galaxy!




07/13/2020 – 07/17/2020
M-F, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Grades 6 – 8

Take an adventure through the cosmos in this introductory astronomy course! Using constellations visible in the summer night sky as our guide, we’ll explore everything from planets to dying stars to distant galaxies. You’ll learn how to identify stars by their color and position in the sky, and get a sense of just how vast our Universe really is.




07/27/2020 – 07/31/2020
M – F, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Grades 6 – 8

Do you have a passion for art but also have an interest in science? This course blends art and astronomy to teach you all about the Universe! You’ll use clay to mold craters, glitter to make galaxies, create paintings of the planets, and more. No advanced artistic skills are necessary.