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Check out the photos from our inaugural camp!

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Space Camp Weather Forecasts on TV-3

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Space Camp In The News

James Madison University's Outreach & Engagement and the Department of Physics & Astronomy are excited to announce a week-long summer space camp, open to all middle-school age students! The camp will be led, by the director of the John C. Wells Planetarium, Shanil Virani.

We will use JMU's facilities like the the John C. Wells Planetarium, which is a $1.5 Million state-of-the-art hybrid facility. Camp goers will also get to experience JMU's Science on the Sphere- a sphere-shaped, visualization tool that was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Funding and resources will be provided by NASA.

We seek to inspire and excite the next generation of scientists and engineers!  This exciting camp will demonstrate to students that science is constantly changing, constantly uncovering new clues about why our Universe is the way it is, and not some other way. We will ask questions and then use the scientific method to try to answer them! We will investigate the size and scale of our solar system, learn more about the robotic exploration of it, and learn more about our own Planet Earth and our fragile environment!

Dates Set for summer 2014 Space Camps

James Madison University's Outreach & Engagement and the Department of Physics & Astronomy will host a pair of space camps during summer 2014.

Residential camp-July 6-13, 2014 (rising 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th graders)


Day Camp- July 21-25, 2014 (rising 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders)

Registration will begin in the spring, and will require a $25 deposit. To be notified when registration becomes available, please fill out the notification form. More information about the camps also will be posted here: www.jmu.edu/outreach/spacecamp.shtml.



Space Camp Makes News

Ant butts and science that sucks you in

Aug 23, 2013
Be the Change Blog


Stargazer Group, Planetarium Turn Focus Upward

July 23, 2013
Daily News-Record


Students explore out of this world experience

July 21, 2013
The News-Virginian (Waynesboro)


To Infinity And Beyond

July 19, 2013
Daily News-Record


Former Astonaut Speaks to Local Students

July 18, 2013


NASA-sponsored Space Camp to be Held at JMU

July 2013