The Summer Science Program at New Mexico Tech
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, in Socorro, is an undergraduate and graduate university specializing in science and engineering education and research. Tech divisions and departments include world-class research programs providing unique student opportunities.
Since the summer of 2003, Tech has sponsored and hosted a campus of the Summer Science Program, offering classroom and computing facilities, and the exclusive use of a dormitory.
They also provide unlimited use of the equipment at Etscorn Observatory on the outskirts of campus, including two Celestron C-14 telescopes equipped with robotic mount and CCD camera.
For its part, SSP purchased a Takahashi FS-152 astrograph at Etscorn, available for use by Tech faculty and students during the regular academic year.
SSP students use both kinds of telescopes to take asteroid observations.
Tech offers the same dark skies and friendly, small-town atmosphere that characterizes SSP's first campus in Ojai, California.
As a bonus, students enjoy a visit to Tech's Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC), a worldwide leader in the physics of explosions!
See New Mexico Tech's website.