Dark Skies, Bright Kids (DSBK) is a non-profit program designed to enhance science education for elementary school students. We seek to foster the natural curiosity of children by helping them to explore the Universe in a social setting with fun, hands-on activities.

Our Mission
Quotes from our students:

Thank you for everything you did and for coming to our club. My favorite day was invisible light, because when we put ice on our faces, it turned purple! - Alison @ The Boys and Girls Club.

Astronomy club is fun! I like to learn about comets, planets, light too. Science is fun. Thank you! - Jania @ Greer Elementary.

Thank you for teaching us about space and black holes! You are all cool, awesome, and wonderful experts on space. I loved learning about the stars! - Saida @ The Boys and Girls Club.

Thank you for teaching us about science. I learned so much I want to be an astronomer one day. I had so much fun the past 8 weeks. - Jacob @ Greer Elementary.

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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.