Astronomy night (Cubs)

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Description

Astronomer visit

Resources

Astronomer, various telescopes, binoculars & groundhseet or reclining garden chairs. Clear sky & low level of light pollution.

Instructions

Ask Astronomer to:
- introduce Cubs to the night sky
- demonstrate how to use the equipment
- show most prominent constellations in the night's sky
- show & discuss features of the moon
- teach how to locate North star (Leader to add how to navigate using this star)
- teach difference between a plant & a star
- teach information about planets, comets, solar eclipses, northern lights, black holes, the moon etc. as explained in badge requirement. (Test/present is separate activity needed for the badge)

Needs separate activity to build/draw the solar system & present/test Cub knowledge learnt in last point above.

Tags

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Badge Links

  • Astronomer - Identification
  • Astronomer - Moon
  • Astronomer - Planet vs star
  • Astronomer - Pole star