International Astronomical Youth Camp

International Workshop for Astronomy

Internship 3 weeks Baños de Montemayor, Spain

Uploaded 28 Feb 2020

Job Description

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week long summer camp aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere. It is organised by an international team of students and young scientists, all members of IWA e.V

The IAYC 2020 will take place in Spain for the second time in recent years. It will be held at El Solitario, a rural retreat just a few minutes outside of the town of Baños de Montemayor, nestled in the Ambroz Valley in the North of Extremadura. The owners acquired the site in 1982 and created a retreat aimed at rest and relaxation but also an appreciation for nature. The camphouse is well equipped to host us. It has a hostel style dormitory with rooms accommodating 4-12 people, several huts and a row of small houses normally used for family holidays. We use the small houses for our working space. In addition to all of this we have ample space for other activities such as a large indoor hall, storage space and kitchen. There is also a football field, swimming pool, and an out of use bullring which we can use to observe.

Person Specification

To participate in the IAYC you must be 16 to 24 years old (inclusive) at the time of the camp. That means that if you are 14 or younger, you cannot attend the camp this year. If you are 15 currently, you are only eligible for the camp if you will turn 16 during the camp. You are still eligible for the camp if you turn 25 during the camp. Please do not contact us to request exceptions to these rules.