Classes

2014 Summer Camp CoverSince 1998, the Barlow Planetarium has offered Wisconsin Space Academy (WSA) – multiple levels span three overlapping age groups – to explore the thrill of astronomy, space and science through hands-on rocketry activities.  Barlow has expanded its offerings to offer Wisconsin Astronomy Academy (WAA) to learn about our place in the Universe through hands-on astronomy activities.

  • Standard Fee:  $125.00/program
  • Multiple Class Fee:  $112.50/program
  • Barlow Member Fee (GREATEST DISCOUNT):  $100.00/program
  • Supply fees cover the costs of the rockets, binoculars and telescopes students use during and keep after the program.

2015 Summer Programs Guide - AVAILABLE JANUARY 2015

 

Barlow's Wisconsin Space Academy2015 Space Academy

Level I – Blast Off  (Completed Grades 3 – 5)

Dates:  2015 TENTATIVE DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 2015
Time:  9 am - 12 pm
Class Fee (on or before 7/3/2015):  $125.00/$112.50/$100.00
Class Fee (after 7/3/2015):  $150.00/$137.50/$125.00 (IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE)
Supply Fee: TBD

  • Build, customize, and launch a model rocket
  • Each participant receives rocketry supplies valued at more than $60.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

 

2015 Space AcademyLevel II  -- Payloads  (Completed Grades 4 – 6)

Dates:  2015 TENTATIVE DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 2015
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Class Fee (on or before 7/3/2015):  $125.00/$112.50/$100.00
Class Fee (after 7/3/2015):  $150.00/$137.50/$125.00 (IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE)
Supply Fee: $TBD

  • Build, customize, and launch a model rocket that launches and returns a small egg safely to the ground.
  • Each participant receives rocketry supplies valued at more than $60.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

 

2014 Space IIILevel III – Fly Higher  (Completed Grades 5 – 8)

Dates: 2015 TENTATIVE DATES: Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, 2015
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Fee:  $125.00/$112.50/$100.00
Supply Fee: $40

  • Build, customize, and launch a model rocket that uses two stages and two engines for the highest possible flights.
  • Each participant receives rocketry supplies valued at more than $60.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

 

Barlow's Wisconsin Astronomy Academy

2015 Astronomy AcademyLevel I – Constellations  (Completed Grades 3 – 5)

Dates:  2015 TENTATIVE DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 2015
Time:  1 - 4 pm
Class Fee (on or before 7/3/2015):  $125.00/$112.50/$100.00
Class Fee (after 7/3/2015):  $150.00/$137.50/$125.00 (IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE)
Supply Fee: TBD

  • Learn how to use stars to find your way on Earth and in the sky
  • Recognize the summer constellations and how they relate to each other.
  • Each participant receives a set of binoculars valued at more than $50.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

 

2014 Astro IILevel II – Solar System  (Completed Grades 4 – 6)

Dates: 2015 TENTATIVE DATES: Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 2015
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Class Fee (on or before 7/3/2015):  $125.00/$112.50/$100.00
Class Fee (after 7/3/2015):  $150.00/$137.50/$125.00 (IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE)
Supply Fee: TBD

  • Discover what makes each of the planets fascinating and unique.
  • Each participant will receive a fully-functional replica refracting telescope
    valued at $100.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

2014 Astro IIILevel III – Deep Space  (Completed Grades 5 – 8)

Dates:  2015 TENTATIVE DATES: Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, 2015
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Fee:  $125.00/$112.50/$100.00
Supply Fee: $100.00

  • Discover distant celestial objects that only a telescope can see.
  • Each participant will receive a fully-functional tabletop reflecting telescope valued at $140.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!