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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


June 26th – 30th, 2023 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

August 7th – 11th, 2023 | Olin/Wellesley, MA

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Instructor: Miguel Vasquez-Vega

Miguel is an astronomer studying and researching at Tufts University. He loves to share his passion for physics and science in the classroom. Miguel dreams of a world where science, specifically physics and math, isn’t this insurmountable beast but this beautiful place where people can find common ground. He runs a popular Astrophysics-focused TikTok, with videos reaching 3 million views!

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