Scouts, Guides, Woodcraft Folk, etc.
I offer astronomical observing sessions, illustrated talks, and activities to support the aims of your organisation with respect to astronomy. If you want an astronomical talk or activity that is not listed, or have any other queries, please
to email me using your default email client.
Sessions typically last for about an hour. If it is a talk, this will include about 15 minutes for questions/discussion. These timings can be varied if you so wish.
Guided observation of the night sky with telescopes and binoculars. I will teach the young people the basics of navigating around the sky by identifying star patterns (including finding north) and star-hopping to find some deep sky objects (galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, etc.).
If the weather is unsuitable for observing, the fallback will be either a slide-show or some indoor astronomical activities.
Astronomy Activity Badge for Cubs and Scouts
These may include Moon phases, eclipses, constellation recognition, modelling the solar system, telescopes and binoculars.
We journey from the Sun, through the Solar System, into Deep Space, encountering clusters, galaxies, and the birth and death of stars.