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The December 4th Astronomy Workshop is full. We are working with the North Museum for another date in the future.

Calling all Boy Scouts for a star-filled cosmic experience!

Don’t miss an opportunity for your Boy Scout to earn the Astronomy Merit Badge at the
North Museum of Nature and Science. Save the date for Saturday, December 9 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
• Event will meet all the requirements for the Astronomy Merit Badge, including some pre-workshop assignments
• Scouts will get to experience our revolutionized planetarium, the SciDome Theater for all of the requirements
• Arrive early and explore the Museum and catch a SciDome show
• Admission includes general Museum admission. Planetarium show tickets are an extra $4 per person per show

Registration Deadline: Saturday, December 2 Register online at northmuseum.org/boyscouts
Pricing: Boy Scout: $20 Adult: $9 Other Children: $8
– Event pricing includes general Museum admission.
– Special discounts and coupons are not applicable for this program
North Museum member — Scout: $12
North Museum members — adults & other children: FREE

Important Notes:
• Participating Boy Scouts are asked to wear their uniform
• Allow ample time for parking. Parking is primarily street parking
• There is limited seating for the astronomy workshop and is first-come, first serve
• Merit Badge workshop is from 12 pm to 4 pm, but scouts can arrive at any time prior to the workshop
(Museum opens at 10 am)
• Actual Boy Scout badge is to be provided by scout leader
• Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended minimum ratio is 5 scouts to 1 adult
• Planetarium shows are an additional cost of $4 per person per show for non-North Museum members and
require a ticket. Complete show schedule can be found on the Museum website at northmuseum.org
• Planetarium show tickets are available for purchase onsite only

For more information or to register via phone, contact info@northmuseum.org or 717.358.3941
Interested in becoming a North Museum member?
Visit the Museum website at northmuseum.org for more info or sign up today!

 

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6 responses to “Astronomy Merit Badge at the North Museum”

  1. Doug Groux says:

    Hi. Great event! 3 questions: Are there any prerequisites the boys are required to complete? Will all the requirements be completed during this course or is there a chance partials would be issued? Lastly, should the boys bring completed Blue Cards or will the Museum have those available?

    • Daniel Hanson says:

      There are no prerequisites for this merit badge event. All requirements will be covered during there time at the event. The only requirement that could become a problem is 4a and 4b depending on the weather that day. If needed they will do their observations inside utilizing the Sci-Dome at the North Museum. Scouts will need to bring a blue card signed by their unit leader.

    • Carrie says:

      There are several requirements that need done and submitted by Dec 5th.
      This is from the email that I received from North Museum

      • Carrie says:

        Things Boy Scouts Need to Do…
        Participating Scouts have been asked to wear their uniform
        All scouts will NEED to bring their blue card signed by their scoutmaster
        All scouts will NEED to fulfill requirement 5a prior to workshop
        Requirement 5a: List the names of the five most visible planets. Explain which ones can appear in phases similar to lunar phases and which ones cannot, and explain why.
        Completion of requirement needs to be submitted to Merit Badge Counselor via email to cosmicmike@northmuseum.org by the end of the day, Thursday, December 7
        All scouts will NEED to fulfill requirement 5b prior to workshop
        Requirement 5b: Using the internet (with your parent’s permission), books, and other resources, find out when each of the five most visible planets that you identified in requirement 5a will be observable in the evening sky during the next 12 months. Then compile this information in the form of a chart or table
        Completion of requirement needs to be submitted to Merit Badge Counselor via email to cosmicmike@northmuseum.org by the end of the day, Thursday, December 7
        All Scouts will need to meet with Merit Badge Counselor, Cosmic Mike, to sign off on their card the day of workshop verifying the completion of the Astronomy Merit Badge

  2. Chris Yost says:

    Did anyone confirm that the leaders at the north museum are registered BSA merit badge counselors and have all the clearances and training

    • Daniel Hanson says:

      Cosmic Mike, from the North Museum, will be holding this event and is a registered Merit Badge Counselor with the Pennsylvania Dutch Council.

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