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Space Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Point out some of the things you can see in the night sky. It could be stars, the moon or planets.
  2. Point out and name at least one constellation you can see.
  3. Name the eight planets in our solar system.
  4. Find out about a current space mission.

Top tips
You can see different constellations during different seasons in the year!

There are eight planets in the solar system, but there used to be nine. If you’d like to, you could find out about the ‘other planet’ from an adult.

The International  Space Station (ISS) is carrying out lots of exciting experiments in space. On some nights you can see the ISS in the sky – it travels quite quickly and looks like a star.

To find out where the International Space Station is and get more tips on astronomy, visit meteorwatch.org

Right now, there are vehicles called ‘landers’ exploring the surface of Mars. If you go on the NASA website, you’ll find photos they send back. Visit nasa.gov



Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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