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Physics of space

One-Week Summer Science Program

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Is there life on other planets? What conditions are needed for life to thrive? How are solar systems formed? What is the fate of our own solar system?

Planetary scientists have been studying these questions using newly developed robot spacecrafts.They are observing planetary systems, replicating environments, and building theoretical models to piece together the infinite unknown details of the universe. 

Students will study space exploration missions, the increasingly detailed observations of planets we’ve recently reached, and the uniqueness of our own planet’s ability to harbor life. This program is perfect for students who are interested in Astronomy or Astrobiology. 

Students visit an observatory in the Physics of Space one-week summer science program


July 11th – 15th, 2022 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

August 8th – 12th, 2022 | Dana Hall,  Wellesley

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Alex Trunnell

Alex has been an educator since she started tutoring in high school, and after studying Physics and Astronomy at Vassar, she realized that she wanted to spend her life teaching about the wonders of the universe. She has taught all over the world both in classrooms and in other educational spaces, all while researching Astronomy alongside her teaching. She specifically researched exoplanet detection and the habitability of Jupiter’s moons at both Vassar and MIT. While she isn’t looking through telescopes or processing data, Alex is teaching at Meridian Academy, where she has her dream job as a Math, Science, and Technology teacher. In addition to Astronomy, Alex teaches a variety of STEM topics, including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Life Science, Physics, Coding in Python and Scratch, and of course, Astronomy. 

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