Astronomy Badge

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).

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Details of badge activities below.......

Astronomer Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the Solar System.
  2. Explain the difference between a planet and a star.
  3. Learn how to observe the sun safely. Find out and explain how the earth moves around the sun.
  4. Observe the moon, using binoculars or a telescope if you can. Describe some of its features.
  5. Identify three constellations.
  6. Find out about two space-related subjects.Present some information about them.


Some recent visitors....




38th Rossendale Beavers attended on the 24th October 2016



38th Rossendale Cub Scouts