Astronomy

The night sky is clear with hundreds of sparking stars. The Milky Way stretches across the heavens like a filmy veil. The Kung San of the Kalahari call it "the backbone of night" and believe that were it not for the Milky Way, fragments of darkness would come crashing down.

Have you ever wanted to know more about our universe - and others? To hear more about NASA's space probes? Explore the brilliant night sky through telescopes at the Astronomy Activity Centre with the help of knowledgeable astronomers. After an introductory slide show learn how to recognise our constellations as they wheel across the heavens; explore the Milky Way through telescopes; and learn fascinating facts about the planets and stars. New worlds lie before you

Who may participate

Scout Patrols where all Scouts are over the age of 15 (barring very exceptional circumstances) but not yet turned 18 at the start of the Adventure, qualify to enter. Scouter Patrols where all adults are over the age of 18 are welcome to enter too. 

Adventure History

The Heritage Team have posted some interesting facts on previous Adventures. Click here for a trip into the past.