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 2019 Camps

This summer DSBK will be traveling to:

Occohannock Elementary School (in Northampton County)
Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28
Applications due Wednesday, May 29
University of Virginia's College at Wise (in Wise County)
Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26
Applications due Wednesday, May 29

Our summer camps are open to all students who will enter 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in Fall 2019, who are excited to learn about rockets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe!

Please complete the associated application and return to DSBK via email or by mailing the document to:
Dark Skies, Bright Kids
530 McCormick Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22904

No science background is required; we're here to teach you!

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

Dark Skies, Bright Kids is an entirely volunteer-run program seeking to enhance science education in Virginia elementary schools, primarily in underserved areas. Operating out of the UVa Astronomy Department, The program seeks to foster the natural curiosity of children in the surrounding community by helping them to explore the Universe in a 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.