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

Star colours

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.