Every other winter, the department sends a handful of motivated students to Cape Town, South Africa, where they spend ten weeks conducting independent research, doing youth outreach at local schools, and taking courses in astronomy. This includes one full week at the South African Astronomical Observatory, home to the largest telescope in the southern hemisphere, SALT. Pictured above are the 2019 student participants, enjoying a day off to go sightseeing along the Cape of Good Hope.
For more information about the program, or to get in touch with faculty mentors, visit the department's page, Astronomy FSP.
For more information about Dartmouth's international study programs in general, go to the Frank J. Guarini Institute page, International Study.