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Space Activity Badge

These badge requirements were updated on 26 January 2018. The previous badge requirements can still be used until 31 January 2019, to allow for transition where necessary.

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 and draw or make a model of one of the planets. You could use papier-mache to make your model.
  4. Find out about a space mission, an astronaut or a planet in our solar system.


Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

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

 

Flexibility

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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