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Have you ever wondered how we study objects in space?

Are you curious how we utilize coding to understand the universe?

Are you considering going to university?

This summer, the University of Toronto and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics are holding workshops in collaboration with McMaster University and Trent University for grade 9 — 11 students which aims to provide a hands-on introduction to coding, cutting-edge astrophysics, and answer your questions about university. The event will have:

We will provide computers, transit fares, and lunch to all attendees. To register, please follow the link below corresponding to the camp in your area!

Who can register?

Students in the GTA, Hamilton area, or Peterborough area who will have completed grade 9, 10, or 11 in 2024.

When does registration close?

When and where are the events?

There will be three events, their locations are listed below. Note that the exact location and room information will be distributed to the students attending.

What does it cost to participate?

Nothing! This event is completely free! We will provide transit fares, lunch, snacks, and computers to use for the day.

Do I need any prior knowledge or experience?

No! Other than taking the standard high school physics and math courses, we will tailor the event to all skill levels.

Does registering automatically mean I can attend?

Due to limited resources, each event will be limited to 30 students. In the case that we have more registrants than available spots, we will be giving priority to students for whom this event would be particularly beneficial. This will be judged on a rubric broadly considering, in no particular order: the applicant's prior access to similar activities; the applicant's demonstrated interest in astronomy and understanding of how this workshop aligns with their personal goals; and whether the applicant will be able to participate in future years (based on grade level). We will contact everyone who registers to inform them if they are selected to attended or not by:


Please reach out to with any questions!


This event is funded by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics and supported by the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto!