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Visual Astronomy - Planet Girls - JSCA & PA

Fri Dec 07, 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

Girls will learn about our solar system and its planets. Learn how planets form and examine the rocky or terrestrial planets in more detail, especially Mars! The Gas and Ice Giants will also be studied. We model the planets position in the solar system, investigate what you would weigh on the planet of your choice, and how the “Goldilocks" or Habitable Zone affects where we humans can live. We have meteorites actually from Mars and maybe Mercury for you to see! If we have good weather we will look at the brighter planets in the sky and also the constellations. Senior Girl Scouts can also work on your Sky badge!

Astronomy-trained Program Aides: This event is for you, too! Come increase your astronomical knowledge and have some fun helping younger Girl Scouts discover the mysteries of the sky above! We’ll see you out there!

* Fun patch included for PAs and all registered Girl Scouts
* This event is for 2019 registered and trained PAs, 2019 registered Girl Scouts and registered & 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.
* Adults are welcome and encouraged to participate in the fun with us!

Cost: $7/girl, $7/adult, no fee for PAs
Contact:, (904) 388-4653
Register by Nov. 26 at noon.