Last TAMIU Planetarium Camp July 23 Offers 'Far Out' Summer Experience
Posted: 06/17/2010

Last TAMIU Planetarium Camp July 23
Offers 'Far Out' Summer Experience

Texas A&M International University’s Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium has been offering fun and mind-stimulating camps this summer on topics like rocket science and planet composition.

One more camp, "Far Out…What is Out There?" remains and begins July 23 and costs $15. Hours are 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

"Far Out ... What is Out There?" focuses on what makes a planet an Earth-like planet. Students will explore extra solar planets, dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, and black holes.

Gerardo Pérez, Planetarium director, says sessions are developed using National Science Education standards that include learning objectives for grades K-4 and 5-8. They contain math, technology and English Language components, he added.

“Everything offered in this summer's campus has been based on student age,” Pérez said, “Since children are out of school for the summer, these camps have helped keep their minds busy and retaining the information that they have been learning in their classrooms throughout the year.”

For more information, please contact Cynthia Neira, Planetarium staff assistant, at 326.2463, e-mail cneira@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 301A. More information is also available at the Planetarium website at tamiu.edu/planetarium

Summer University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – noon Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu