ESO Astronomy Camp 2016

The latest ESO Astronomy Camp explored the theme of The Visible and Hidden Universe. ESO and its Science Outreach Network collaborated with the science education event organiser Sterrenlab and the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) to arrange this fourth ESO Astronomy Camp on the topic of the multiwavelength universe. The camp took place from 26 December 2016 to 1 January 2017 in the Aosta Valley, Italy.

In the course of the week the participants — young astronomy enthusiasts aged between 16 and 18 from different ESO member states — listened to lectures and performed hands-on activities and even night-time observations with the telescopes and instruments at the observatory. Social activities, winter sports and excursions contributed to making the camp a memorable experience for the participants.

Some highlights from this year’s programme included: use of a spectrograph, lectures from ESO astronomers and an excursion to the Matterhorn.

Credit:

ESO, P. Cigan

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