What is YSPA?

image of YSPA participants, courtesy of M. Faison

YSPA is a 2-week online + 4-week residential research and enrichment program for 32 rising high school seniors who are interested in astronomy, physics, math, computer programming, and other science and tech fields.

YSPA has a small student-to-faculty ratio (32:5), so students get to know each other and the faculty very well.  It’s a summer experience like no other.

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COVID-19 Announcement

YSPA 2020 has been cancelled

Given the current shutdown of all non-essential research at Yale for an indefinite period of time, as well as uncertainty concerning traveling and gathering this summer, we must make the difficult decision to cancel our plans for the 2020 Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics.   

Applicants to YSPA 2020 may be invited to apply for an alternate online program that would meet over the same dates, from June 29 through August 8. If you have applied to YSPA, please check your email for information about this alternative program, or contact us for more information. 

Dates and Location

July 13 - August 9, 2020
The Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics will take place at LFOP at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  Participants will also live and dine in one of the residential colleges at Yale. 

Image of LFOP from David Thompson Architects

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An Inside Look at YSPA

Learn how YSPA got started, and what its goals are.

YSPA Participants

YSPA Class of 2019