We explore our own solar system, then our galaxy and beyond!


• Five-day, Monday to Friday program:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day

• Optional extended care:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. $45 per week and/or
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $95 per week

• Bring your own lunch at Lasell University

• Apply for our Counselor in Training (CIT) program:
Rising 10th-12th grade students call (315) 773-5673

• Limited to 12 children, rising 5th – 9th grade
Grouped according to age

• $25 sibling or multi-session discount applies

• Scholarships available, call (315) 773-5673

• Call for your personal referral coupon code and save!

• Child to instructor & assistant ratio is 6:1 or less

• Your instructors: engineer, John Aviste and guest astrophysics major, Paula Pardo


John Aviste, P.Eng.

Engineering – University of Toronto

Before Edge on Science was Edge on Science, founder John Aviste was conducting hands-on astronomy workshops at schools. Astronomy has been a life-long passion for him. Thousands of children have looked through his telescope, taking in views of the planets, star clusters, the Sun, the Moon and more. As astronomer, Kay Bros puts it, “John solves the “how-do-you-teach-astronomy-in-the-daytime” problem in some interesting ways.

Guest presenter

Paula Pardo

Paula Pardo – Astrophysics major and Data Science Master’s student at Illinois Institute of Technology (GPA: 3.35)

Growing up in Bogota, Colombia, the city’s inspiring slogan, “Bogota: 2,600 meters closer to the stars,” ignited Paula’s boundless curiosity. As a child, she often dreamed of touching a star, and her grandfather, recognizing her fascination, gifted her a captivating pop-up book on the moon landing. With delicate paper parts moving gracefully, the book recreated the trajectory of Apollo 11’s rocket, instantly igniting Paula’s passion for space and rocket science. Now, as she pursues a Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics, Paula enthusiastically dives into the world of rocket science and explores the vast expanse of the universe. Having gained experience mentoring students and effectively communicating science, she eagerly looks forward to sharing her knowledge and insatiable curiosity with the campers this summer. Paula will join us for Live with Paula via a video link when she will share the wonders of stars!

Program Curriculum

Good science begins with good data. Only then it can be applied with confidence. This is why we will highlight the scientific method, honing your child’s ability to be objective and to ask questions.

Fun challenges will develop team building and leadership skills, and give your child practice reading and following plans, estimating, and applying models and geometry. Imagine modeling a comet inside, plotting its orbit and then scaling it up outside. Word of the day: sublimate

Join us for a week of intrigue and discovery! Your child will experience the wonders of light and optics firsthand, assembling a telescope and working with a professional telescope to safely view the Sun’s features—prominences, filaments, sunspots, and spicules. It’s like viewing our Sun from the portal of your own spaceship! We’ll model the planets and eclipses to see how our solar system looks from space.

Why choose EOS Space Science?

Programs like this are a way to enrich summertime. It is a fun way to explore a topic, or in this case a broad field, encompassing physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, engineering, exploration itself and everything that goes into supporting and managing these endeavors.

This goes beyond the classroom. Children get to see themselves working in a field of applied science; and one that they enjoy. As one child exclaimed last summer, “I feel like an engineer!”

Reach for the stars!