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 2018 Camps

This summer DSBK will be traveling to:

Occohannock Elementary School (in Northampton County)
Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13
University of Virginia's College at Wise (in Wise County)
Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27

If you know a student who will be finishing 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in 2018, who resides in/near one of the regions listed above, who is excited to learn about rockets, invisible light, stars, galaxies, and the Universe, please contact DSBK for an application. No science background is required; we're here to teach you!

Please email us a scanned PDF of the application or mail the filled out application to us by June 8.
Dark Skies, Bright Kids
530 McCormick Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903

For other upcoming events, please check out our Events Calendar!

Dark Skies, Bright Kids is a volunteer-run program out of the UVA Astronomy Department with the core mission of enhancing science education by organizing Astronomy clubs at underserved schools in central Virginia. The program seeks to encourage the natural curiosity of children by helping them to explore the Universe in a close-knit social setting with fun, hands-on activities.

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.