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Astronomy Pin (Cub Scout Pack (BSA))

Earn the Astronomy belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  • 1 Draw a diagram of a telescope and explain how it works.
  • 2 Locate and identify five constellations. You may use a telescope.
  • 3 Using a telescope, find at least one planet and identify it.
  • 4 Find the North Star. Explain its importance.
  • 5 Interview an astronomer. Learn about careers that relate to Astronomy. What school subjects will help you get a job in astronomy?
  • 6 Visit an observatory or a planetarium. Give a report on what you learned to your den.
  • 7 Make a poster illustrating the different kinds of stars. Include a diagram showing the life cycle of a star.
  • 8 Learn about some of the early space missions. Tell your den or family about one of them.
  • 9 Find a current event about a recent happening related to space. Tell your den or family about this event.
  • 10 Make a chart to show the phases of the moon over a two-month period. Define a blue moon.
  • 11 Write a report on two famous astronomers.
  • 12 Locate three major observatories on a map. Explain why these locations are good for astronomy.