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Planetary science

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

Dates: June 15-19, August 3-7
Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA

Teacher Vince Coljee participates in a mock mars mission experiment

Dr. Vince Coljee

Vince Coljee was selected as a finalist for the Mars Society MA365 project and served as a consultant for the one year NASA HI-SEAS Mars simulation. He spend 17 days at the MDRS station in Utah for a two-week Mars simulation in 2014. Additionally, Vince has been a member of the Harvard University Physics department since 2005. 

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