The Space Astronomy Summer Program primarily serves college undergraduates from the U.S. and other countries between their junior and senior years. We also accept exceptional undergraduate students in earlier years and beginning graduate students. If you think you would benefit from our program, we encourage you to apply.
Nine to 10 weeks is a short time to complete a project. We have found that students who have a strong background in astronomy, mathematics, and/or physics; hands-on experience with astronomical data and analysis; research experience; the ability to work independently; confidence in their limits; and are not afraid to ask for help are the most successful. However, none of these qualities or skills is a requirement.
As we review applications, we are looking for bright, motivated individuals who can take full advantage of this unique opportunity.