The Astro-Science Workshop (ASW) at the Adler Planetarium is a fun, intensive program about space exploration designed for high school students in the Chicago area. ASW began more than 50 years ago during the space race and Apollo program and counts numerous scientists, engineers, business leaders and a former NASA astronaut as alumni. ASW encourages participants to consider pursuing careers in science by offering the unique opportunity to work with astronomers, engineers, and educators at the Adler Planetarium.

This year’s program will focus on hands-on opportunities related to telescope observing, light pollution, and high-altitude ballooning.

  • Dates: Monday-Friday, August 8-26, 2016
  • Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm*
  • Cost: Free (Note: participants will need to bring lunch each day)

*There will be at least one field trip during the program. Transportation to/from the field trip location will be provided by the Adler Planetarium. The field trip will be from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and is tentatively scheduled for August 25.

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Note that there are 2 steps to apply… fill out the form AND have a teacher send a letter of recommendation. All that is on the website & in the form.