The Astronomy Centre welcomes Scouting groups who are working towards their specialist badges.
We present and discuss aspects of the badge requirements , offer a visual guide to the night sky and demonstrate basic principles of Astro navigation.
We can combine the visit with some practical observing using our extensive range of telescopes ( weather permitting).
Details of badge activities below.......
Astronomer Activity Badge
How to earn your badge
- Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the Solar System.
- Explain the difference between a planet and a star.
- Learn how to observe the sun safely. Find out and explain how the earth moves around the sun.
- Observe the moon, using binoculars or a telescope if you can. Describe some of its features.
- Identify three constellations.
- Find out about two space-related subjects.Present some information about them.
Some recent visitors....
38th Rossendale Beavers attended on the 24th October 2016