The application form is available here:

Log in if you have already started your application, or click on the “Sign up” link to create an account and open a new application.

Application requirements include:

  • Answering questions about your interest in AstroTech, personal background and experiences, and career motivations
  • Providing unofficial academic transcript(s)
  • Providing contact information for a reference who can speak to your experience and interest in a discipline related to astronomical instrumentation

We recommend that you log in and submit your reference’s contact information as soon as possible.  They will receive a questionnaire that they must submit by January 23.

All parts of the application are due by January 23, 2020. 

Please note that you must be studying or working in the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories) to be eligible for the summer school.   See our FAQ page for more questions about eligibility, or email

If you want a reminder about the application, please add your contact information on this short form.