Elaine P Snowden

The Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School is a five-day event for Year 13 students interested in studying Astronomy or Physics at university. This will run in the first term holidays. 20 places available.

In 2020, the programme will run from 19-24 April, with a mix of seminars and practical work. Students will travel to UC’s Mt John Observatory at Tekapo and explore our cosmic neighbourhood with modern astronomical instruments. Back on the University of Canterbury’s Ilam campus, they’ll learn about the universe past, present and future, the life cycles of stars, planet exploration, extraterrestrial life and more. A highlight of the camp is meeting fellow students with the same astronomical interests and making new friends.