By day, Amanda and her peers studied college-level astronomy, physics and calculus. By night, they broke up into groups for imaging and measuring a speck of light from a distant asteroid.
Their work took place on the campus of Westmont College in Santa Barbara as part of the Summer Science Program for academically gifted students that is operated in cooperation with Caltech, MIT and other educational institutions.
Although the program involves intense work, the students took an an occasional break for traditional camp experiences, such as hiking, swimming, and performing in a talent show.
Go to summerscience.org for more information about the Summer Science Program.
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