AstroCamp Director

Linda Marks

sunandmoonobs@juno.com

AstroCamp Financial Aid

Lou Sandock

574-291-1121

astrocamp.michigan@gmail.com

To Register for AstroCamp

YMCA Camp Eberhart
104081 Camp Eberhart Rd.

Three Rivers, MI 49093

269-244-5125

©2017 AstroCamp.us

Images

Highlights since 2003

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2004

Pictures from campfires, scoping, rockets, and more.

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2014

Mostly clear skies support telescoping and image processing. Saturn is a standout; pictures linked to flickr set.

2013

Clouds give way to beautiful nights; pictures linked to flickr set.

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2011

Milky Way high overhead; pictures linked to flickr set.

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2010

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2009

Making a scope from two lenses. Yes, those are four moons of Jupiter we saw! Celebrating the 2009 International Year of Astronomy with a "Shoulders of Giants" video that summarizes the AstroCamp adventure. Guest staffers include Patrick Stonehouse, discoverer of the comet bearing his name.

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2008

Clear skies yield oodles of deep sky highlights, from nearby Io to the Wild Duck Cluster. Guest counselor and author Michael Chauvin brings his expertise and pleasant character from Hawaii.

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2007

It's camp--not school--so expect s'mores! Lots of sunspots and solar prominences. Paper plate Moon Finders, inflatable planetarium, and a scavenger hunt are among the daytime activities.

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2006

Big scopes cause big smiles. Weather cleared, with sightings ranging from an Io occultation to--the Corey Lake Monster! Check out those rings of Saturn.

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2005

Two AstroCamp sessions this year. Sightings range from Iridium flares to Messier objects.

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2017

Scenes from 2017

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2016

Scenes from 2016

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2015

The New Horizons flyby of Pluto is a dominant theme as camp is beset by cloudy weather for several nights. Advanced campers make video of Pluto moving against background stars using telescopes atop a mountain in Chile. Stargazing is limited to between the holes of the clouds. However, Astrocampers made their own Galileoscopes and used them the first night for planetary observing--Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn excel. Images are linked to flickr set.

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2003

Mars nearing close approach. AstroCampers record telescopic field of view on paper plates. Sunspots active.