Jan 23

Teen Astronomy Café

The Teen Astronomy Café program is a free out-of-school program that offers high school students opportunities to interact with scientists who work at the forefront of astronomy. The program aims to elevate student achievement and desire to go to college, and perhaps inspire some students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Students explore the lives and deaths of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, gravitational lenses, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies and more. After the scientists provide a short presentation, students experience a computer lab activity related to the short presentation, using actual computer programs and data that the scientists use.