(Oct. 19-21; Tuscon, Ariz.)
Girl Scout leaders are welcome to apply for the next GSUSA Astronomy Camp training. Held in Tuscon at the Hacienda Center of the Sahuro Council and atop Mt. Lemmon Observatory, this weekend workshop is a science education program sponsored by the near-infrared camera team (NIRCam) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Participants will become part of our world-wide network of 200 leaders teaching young women essential concepts in astronomy, the night sky environment, applied math, engineering, and critical thinking. The workshop engages leaders in the process of scientific inquiry and equips them to host astronomy-related activities at the troop level. Training includes topics in basic astronomy (night sky, phases of the Moon, the scale of the Solar System and beyond, stars, galaxies, telescopes, etc.) as well as JWST-specific research areas in extra-solar planetary systems and cosmology, to pave the way for girls and women to understand the first images from JWST. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/VOhaO7.