The info-service is working hard to answer all your questions. We have noticed that some information is requested very often - so we want to give short answers here:
The IAYC does not organize the travel to and from the campsite. There will be detailed information in the 2nd info about how to travel to the campsite, including information about the closest airports, train connections etc. You will receive the 2nd info after you have been accepted to attend the camp. Usually, participants coordinate their arrival/departure via facebook and travel together in groups. In case you already want a few details more, the campsite can be easily reached by bus or by train if you arrive to Munich International Airport, although there are a few other airports a bit further away you can arrive to. Additionaly, we will probably organise a bus service from Landau to Eichendorf, so that you don't need to plan your schedule until Eichendorf. So don't worry about how to get there.
Applying for a grant (financial support for the application fee) does not decrease your chances to be accepted for the IAYC. Camp applications and grant applications are treated seperately. Therefore you might be accepted to the camp but you might not get a grant.
The camp fee covers full boarding, all organised programmes (excursion day, working groups, NAP). All meals are served at the camp (3 per day). Please note, that the camp fee does not cover travelling expenses.
Participants in the IAYC have very different levels of knowledge concerning astronomy and physics. All working group leaders therefore offer projects for all levels. The IAYC is a camp with the aim to bring together people interested in astronomy, no matter whether they are observing every night or have never seen a telescope before. More experiences participants and leaders are always happy to help and teach others.
Due to legal reasons, we can only accept hard copies of the applications sent via the traditional mail.
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