Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

Calling all aspiring space explorers! Prepare for an awe-inspiring space camp adventure at the Heide Observatory four consecutive nights June 28 to July 1, 2023, from 8:00 – 11:00 pm, timed to capture the midsummer sunset and the emergence of the night sky. Discover the wonders of our universe through these topics: planets & orbits; motion, gravity, size, & density; sun, stars, & star formation; and exoplanets and exomoons. Get ready for hands-on activities and direct observation as we explore the night sky. Engage in interactive experiments, gaze at stars through telescopes, and use your creativity and imagination to capture your experiences along the way. Join us for an out-of-this-world adventure that will ignite your curiosity and fuel your dreams of space exploration!

Register each participant by purchasing a ticket here or sending a check or money order to the address below by June 14 to secure their spots in this engaging opportunity. In addition a registration survey will be sent to the email address give and should be filled out before June 21. One parent or guardian is welcome to accompany each space explorer, and one must accompany any attendee under age 8. Each participant will receive a small binder and observatory pencil to collect and document their creations during this journey.

Space camp offers exciting outdoor activities that allow participants to explore the wonders of the universe. As a part of this experience, it is essential for all attendees to come prepared for varying nighttime temperatures and potential space mosquito exposure. We kindly request that everyone wears appropriate clothing to stay comfortable and protected.

Feel free to email us with with questions at

Heide Observatory
Re: Space Camp
880 Green Bay Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144