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Visual Astronomy - Moon Girls - JSCA & PA - Session B

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Fri Mar 10, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
North Fork Leadership Center, 4500 Trefoil Trail, Middleburg, FL 32068 Map
Girl Program, STEM
Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, Program Aide

Visual Astronomy - Moon Girls - JCSA & PA - Session B
Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Our most popular visual astronomy program is back! Girl Scouts will learn why our view of the Moon changes from day to day and why there are dark spots on the Moon. We will demonstrate how lunar craters form and how the changing light on the Moon affects our view of those craters. We have a collection of rocks from Earth that are similar to moon rocks that we can touch and examine with hand lenses and microscopes. Girls will learn to use a telescope and can have the experience of 'flying' over the Moon's surface like an astronaut. Depending on how bright the Moon is, we will see constellations and tell stories about them! 

Are you a trained astronomy PA? Then, this event is for you, too! PAs will be able to increase their astronomy knowledge and have some fun helping younger Girl Scouts discover the mysteries of the Moon! 

*Fun patch included for PAs and all registered Girl Scouts
*This event is for 2017 registered and trained PAs, 2017 registered Girl Scouts and approved adult volunteers.
*Please select which level you are during registration.
*For safety and supervision reasons, troops and individuals are not permitted to bring non-Girl Scouts or siblings.
*Girl/adult ratios must be followed unless otherwise indicated in the program description.
*Adults are expected to stay on the premises and in some cases, help girls during the event.
*Telescopic viewing of the planets is weather permitting.
*Please dress to be outside during the program. The location can become windy and cool at times.
*We encourage adults to participate in the fun with us!

Cost: $7/girl, $7/adult, no fee for PAs
Contact: Brittany McCallister, (904) 389-3071
Register by: Friday, Feb. 24, at noon