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  •  April 3, 2024
     6:30 pm - 8:00 pm all-day

 

Cub Scout Nova        Out of This World

NOVA- Out of this World 

When: April 3, 2024 

Where: Zoom 

Time: 6:30PM-8PM 

AND

When: April 6, 2024 

Where: Markham Park Fox Observatory (Weather Permitting) 

If there is a weather issue per the Observatory it will be rescheduled  

Time: 4:30PM-Until 

   $25.00 Early Bird Registration 03/20/2024 

Cost: $35.00-if paid after 03/20/2024 

Scouts need to be in Class A uniform, closed toed shoes, bring pen, worksheet, water bottle with you. If you have binoculars or a telescope you can bring that. 

For more information   

Diane Hickman at (305) 709-3046 

Email:  

Ginny Anderson at (305) 709-2882 

Email:  

All scouts must print out the Merit Badge Worksheet for   

Last Day to Register is April 1, 2024, or when class is full.  

Attending the class does not guarantee the completion of a merit badge.    

No Walk-ins   No Refunds  

***We must have a minimum of 15 participants for this event**

Requirements  

This module is designed to help you discover the wonders of space exploration.  

 

  1. Choose A or B or C and complete ALL the requirements.
  2. Watch an episode or episodes (about one hour total) of a show about the planets, space, space exploration, NASA, or astronomy. Then do the following: 1. Make a list of at least two questions or ideas from what you watched. 2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor. 
  3. Read (about one hour total) about the planets, space, space exploration, NASA, or astronomy. Then do the following: 1. Make a list of at least two questions or ideas from what you read. 2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor. 
  4. Do a combination of reading and watching (about one hour total) about the planets, space, space exploration, NASA, or astronomy. Then do the following: 1. Make a list of at least two questions or ideas from what you read and watched. 2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.

DUE APRIL 1, 2024, Before the zoom class 

 

 

  1. Option A: Do all the following: 

(a) Demonstrate how to focus with a simple telescope or binoculars.  

We will learn on zoom April 3, 2024, and demonstrate on April 6, 2024 

 (b) Draw a diagram of our solar system. Identify the planets and other objects. 

DUE APRIL 1, 2024, Before the zoom class 

 (c) Draw and label five constellations. See if you can locate any of them in the sky using a star map.  

DUE APRIL 1, 2024, Before the zoom class 

 

 

 

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Requirement #3 

  1. A. Have a star party with your den, pack, or family. (Make sure you wear proper clothing for the nighttime temperature.)
  2. Choose a clear night to investigate the stars. A fun time to watch stars is during a meteor shower. You may check http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials with your parent’s or guardian’s permission to find good times to watch meteors.
  3. Find five different constellations and draw them. With your parent’s or guardian’s permission, you may use a free smartphone application such as Google Sky Map for Android phones or Night Sky for iPhones to help identify stars and constellations.
  4. Share your drawings with your counselor. Discuss whether you would always be able to see those constellations in the same place.
  5. Eclipses 1. Investigate and make models or diagrams of solar and lunar eclipses. (Example: You may wish to use balls of different sizes and a flashlight to represent the sun.) 2. Using your model or diagram, discuss eclipses with your counselor, and explain the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. 

All of requirement 3 is DUE APRIL 1, 2024, Before the zoom class 

 

  1. Visit A. Visit a place where space science is being done, used, explained, or investigated, such as one of the following: observatory, planetarium, air and space museum, star lab, astronomy club, NASA, or any other location where space science is being done, used, explained, or investigated. 
  2. During your visit, talk to someone in charge about how people at the location use or investigate space science. Find out how this investigation could make the world a better place. Discuss on April 6, 2024

 

  1. Discuss with your counselor the science being done, used, explained, or investigated at the place you visited. Discuss on April 6, 2024

 

  1. Tell your counselor what you have learned about space exploration while working on this award. Discuss on April 6, 2024

 

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