Students interested in astrophysics and astronomy participated in a summer program that took them to the Colorado Rockies for research, and then gave them a chance to experience their learning in a deep and personal way.

Alex Laing, a science teacher who accompanied the students, noted: “You can look at pictures that have been taken with satellites and telescopes and things like that, but it is another thing to look at Saturn, to see the rings and to see the space between the rings and the planet, and to know that the only thing between you and that is a couple of pieces of glass.” Watch video.