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OverviewNestled along sparkling Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York, the Chautauqua Institution is a unique learning community that evokes the friendliness and charm of a bygone era. With an astonishing array of programs clustered around specific “theme weeks,” the Chautauqua Institution has become a renowned summertime destination and a center for lifelong educational pursuits.
Explore the wonders of the cosmos during a week at Chautauqua! You’ll attend lectures and discussions with noted astronomers and scientists through the Chautauqua Main Stage Events, plus enjoy exclusive, in-depth discussions with Smithsonian expert Michelle Thaller. Immersed in the inquisitive nature of Chautauqua, you’ll learn how scientists are discovering new planets and considering the feasibility of other planets with life. Explore the Milky Way galaxy and discover how mysterious clouds of dust and gas are giving birth to thousands of stars. You'll also enjoy a full package of performing arts events, along with accommodations and meals at the Hotel Athenaeum.
Smithsonian ExpertJoin Dr. Michelle Thaller for a full week of lectures and activities exploring the universe. Dr. Thaller is the Assistant Director of Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington, D.C.
Special HighlightsEnjoy our comprehensive program—including all meals and tickets for Chautauqua performing arts events—so you’re free to relax, learn, and enjoy!Attend exclusive lectures by your Smithsonian Study Leader, Dr. Michelle Thaller. Ponder what new planets scientists are finding. Discuss what our universe is really made up of, plus many other questions scientists are on the verge of discovering.Stay in the comfortable and historic Hotel Athenaeum, located in the heart of Chautauqua and walking distance to all events.