Tonight the OSR scouts started the Astronautics Activity Badge. This is the first time we’ve ever tried to achieve this one and we had invited Stephen into the troop with his planetarium dome.
First we went through the 8 planets in are solar system and using fruit to reduce scale went outside to show how far they are separated from the sun.
Then into the dome for a constellation show with a very informative talk on life on other planets and debate on how life started and the Goldilocks zone. Touching on craters and satellites to be continued on our next meeting after half term. During the holidays homework to research ISS and a space mission. Big thank you to Stephen for his expertise and interesting talk.