Satellite Week

Satellite Week is designed to cultivate a long-term interest in STEM by providing engaging, hands-on remote sensing educational opportunities for underrepresented high school students. Students will get to learn about satellites and remote sensing during a week-long overnight camp on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville’s Museum of Science, The Collider (a climate solutions center) and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Destination Space inspires and empowers students to become the next generation of STEM leaders.

Camp Highlights:  

- Learn about remote sensing and applications

- Learn about satellite sensors and electrical engineering 

- Create your own ThinSat 

- Get hands-on experience using remote sensing instruments 

- Launch your ThinSat on a weather balloon

- Use remote sensing data for an applied project 

- Present results to NASA and NOAA mentors

Cost: $800*

Includes dorm room housing, meal accommodations, transportation during the camp, and camp activities.

*Financial Assistance is available for those that qualify. In 2018, 84% of our participants received scholarships.


Example Camp Itinerary