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
• Optional lunch: N/A
• Apply for our Counselor in Training (CIT) program:
Rising 10th-12th grade students call (315) 773-5673
• Limited to 10 children, rising 5th to 9th grade
• $25 sibling or multi-session discount applies
• Scholarships available, call (315) 486-2289
• Call for your personal referral coupon code and save!
• Child to instructor & assistant ratio is 5:1 or less
• Your instructor: engineer, John Aviste
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.
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.
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!”