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Astronomer Activity Badge

A minor update was made to these badge requirements on 26 January 2018, to add examples to requirement 6.

How to earn your badge

  1. Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the solar system.
  2. Explain the difference between a planet and a star.
  3. Learn how to observe the sun safely. Find out and explain how the earth moves around the sun.
  4. Observe the moon, using binoculars or a telescope if you can. Describe some of its features.
  5. Identify three constellations.
  6. Find out about two space-related subjects and present some information about them. You could find out about planets, the history of space exploration or space technology.


Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

How to earn your badge

  1. Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the Solar System.
  2. Explain the difference between a planet and a star.
  3. Learn how to observe the sun safely. Find out and explain how the earth moves around the sun.
  4. Observe the moon, using binoculars or a telescope if you can. Describe some of its features.
  5. Identify three constellations.
  6. Find out about two space-related subjects.Present some information about them.


Top Tips

Visit this BBC webpage for useful stuff about stargazing. 


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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