This presentation covers the main technical requirements of the Scouting Astronomer Badge.
The Astronomy Centre staff will guide attendees through the following:
Introduction / The night sky
Constellations / identification practical
Constellations as signposts
The solar system
Planet or Star?
Safe solar observing
The moon and eclipses
Types of telescopes
The Astronomy Centre telescopes
Solar system and deep sky objects
Planetary sizes and distances in space.
Planetarium software demonstration.