Huge thanks to senior lecturer Amanda Bosh from the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department for being the lead organizer of the training camp! It was an intense week of lectures, exams, and practice, going from classroom to observatory to planetarium, but we enjoyed teaching and getting to know everyone and we hope all the participants enjoyed it too.
Check out this article written about the training camp: http://news.mit.edu/2017/training-students-eyes-on-skies-mit-astronomy-camp-0810
Next year, we hope to continue our strong relationship with MIT and use the training camp as a selection camp for the US IOAA team.
For now, we’ll be looking forward to preparing the current team for the IOAA in November!