Dark Skies, Bright Kids

Summer Astronomy Program

Come explore the universe with the Dark Skies, Bright Kids Astronomy Summer Program! You will have the opportunity to:

  • explore the night sky and travel to other planets with DSBK’s portable planetarium

  • learn about constellations, distant solar systems, and other galaxies

  • make your own comets here on Earth, just like the ones in outer space

  • discover how we use invisible light to solve mysteries of the Universe.


We will also host a Star Party at the end of the week where you can look through telescopes and enjoy the beautiful, starry night sky! 

Summer 2020 Camps

This Summer, DSBK will be hosting our first ever remote astronomy Summer Camp!

Explore the Universe from the comfort of your home!

Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24

Applications are Closed.



Our remote summer camp is open to all students who will enter 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in Fall 2020, and who are excited to learn about rockets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe!

No science background is required; we're here to teach you!

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

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