ClassesSummer Camps 2015

Since 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.  In 2010 Barlow has expanded its offerings to offer Wisconsin Astronomy Academy (WAA) to learn about our place in the Universe through hands-on astronomy activities. 

NEW FOR 2015!  The Barlow is expanding again with the addition of Wisconsin Astronomy & Space Academy (WASA) - a half day afternoon camps for students that have completed grade 2.

 

 

 

2016 Barlow's Wisconsin Astronomy & Space Academy

Level 0 – Stars & Rockets  (Completed Grade 2)Astro-Space Academy 0

Dates:  Monday-Thursday, June 20-23, 2016
Time:  1-4pm

  • Build and launch a different rocket each day!
  • Experiment with hands-on activities in the Barlow!

Class Fee: 
           non-members: $125 / multi-class: $112/ Barlow members: $100

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2016

 

Barlow's Wisconsin Space Academy

2016 Level I – Blast Off  (Completed Grades 3 – 5)Space Academy I

Dates:  Monday-Thursday, July 18-21, 2016
Time:  9 am - 12 pm

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

Class Fee (before 7/1/16): 
           non-members: $165 / multi-class: $152/ Barlow members: $140
Class Fee (after 7/1/2016):
           non-members: $190 / multi-class: $177/ Barlow members: $165

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2016

 

2016 Level II  -- Payloads  (Completed Grades 4 – 6)Space Academy II

Dates:  Monday-Thursday, July 25-28, 2016
Time: 9 am - 12 pm

  • 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 $60.

Class Fee (before 7/1/16): 
           non-members: $165 / multi-class: $152/ Barlow members: $140
Class Fee (after 7/1/2016):
           non-members: $190 / multi-class: $177/ Barlow members: $165

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2016

 

2016 Level III – Fly Higher  (Completed Grades 5 – 8)Space Academy III

Dates: Monday-Thursday, August 1-4, 2016
Time: 9 am - 12 pm

  • 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 $60.

Class Fee (before 7/1/16): 
           non-members: $165 / multi-class: $152/ Barlow members: $140
Class Fee (after 7/1/2016):
           non-members: $190 / multi-class: $177/ Barlow members: $165

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2016

 

Barlow's Wisconsin Astronomy Academy

2016 Level I – Constellations  (Completed Grades 3 – 5)Astro Academy I

Dates:  Monday-Thursday, July 18-21, 2016
Time:  1 - 4 pm

  • 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 $50.

Class Fee (before 7/1/16): 
           non-members: $165 / multi-class: $152/ Barlow members: $140
Class Fee (after 7/1/2016):
           non-members: $190 / multi-class: $177/ Barlow members: $165

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2016

 

2016 Level II – Solar System  (Completed Grades 4 – 6)Astro Academy II

Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 25-28, 2016
Time: 1 - 4 pm

  • Discover what makes each of the planets fascinating and unique.
  • Each participant will receive a fully-functional replica refracting telescope
    valued at $90.

Class Fee (before 7/1/16): 
           non-members: $195/ multi-class: $182 / Barlow members: $170
Class Fee (after 7/1/2016):
           non-members: $220/ multi-class: $207 / Barlow members: $195

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2016

2016 Level III – Deep Space  (Completed Grades 5 – 8)Astro Academy III

Dates:  Monday-Thursday, August 1-4, 2016
Time: 1 - 4 pm

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

Class Fee (before 7/1/16): 
           non-members: $225/ multi-class: $212 / Barlow members: $200
Class Fee (after 7/1/2016):
           non-members: $250/ multi-class: $237/ Barlow members: $225

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2016