Discover the heavens with a live, interactive and hands-on experience that will both familiarize your Troop with the night sky as well as complete most* of the requirements for the astronomy merit badge. Track the moon and planets across the sky, investigate the clockwork of the solar system that allows for rare and amazing eclipses, point out constellations, bright stars and learn about the telescopic tools of astronomy that help advance one of the most fascinating disciplines in science today.
*Please have Scouts arrive with:
-a hand drawing of the full moon with 5 craters and 5 seas (mare) labeled;
-a chart of when the 5 visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) will be visible in the evening sky (after sunset/dusk) for the next year. This should be created by you, the scout, and should not be a printout of an existing chart online.