Cub Scout Astronomy Activity Badge

If you look up at the sky on a clear night, you might see the moon but you will see hundreds of white points of light and as we all know these are stars. What are stars? How far are they away? We are so used to seeing them we often don’t think about them

By learning some facts about what you can see in the night sky and how the Earth fits into the Universe you can gain the Cub Scout Astronomy activity badge

 To earn the badge you are asked to do the following,

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Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the solar system.

2. Explain the difference between a planet and a star

3. Identify three constellations

4. Find out about and present some information on the two of the following: planets, comets, the northern lights, the sun, eclipses, meteorites, black holes, the moon, light years, space exploration or any other space-related subject.

5.Observe the moon, if possible using binoculars or a telescope. Describe some of its features

6.Know how to locate and identify the pole star. Know how explorers used it to navigate and plot courses

If you would like to have a go at the Astronomy Badge we can help. We will be able to provide a talk for you that will explain what you need to know and we can show you, using our binoculars and telescopes, the moon and planets

Please ask your Cub Scout Master to contact our Chairman at the Aylesbury Astronomical Society.

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