Planetarium officer Alex Boxley, 27, a former Cub Scout with a degree in physics, said: "Jupiter is brighter than any other star in the sky at the moment. We are giving the children a few tools to unlock views of the night sky."
Other activities at Winchester Science Centre include an adults only "After Dark" presenter led planetarium show called "Flight Through The Universe" on Wednesday March 5 with astronomer Dr Jen Gupa from the University of Portsmouth and Saturday Night at the Planetarium on March 8 with a new presenter Omega Speedmaster Lcd
The Brownies and Cub Scouts were able to earn the badge by completing six activities, including a planet quiz, Omega Seamaster Co-axial Master Chronometer
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pointing out the Plough, finding the North Star and creating a flicker book to show phases of the moon.
The highlight was special show in the planetarium featuring the sky at night.
All of the youngsters were working towards their stargazer badge.
Brown Owl Rosalie Burnett of 1st Nursling and Rownhams Brownie Pack added: "It gets them outside and looking up at the night sky. It is something different."
be cool to travel in space but you might miss your family as it takes quite a long time."
Among the Cub Scouts to take part were Molly Martindale, eight, Ellie Spain, nine and Freddie Stretch, all from Alresford and Cheriton Cubs (Thursday group).
Some 70 children from three Cub Scout and Brownie packs from across the county enjoyed exploring the moon, stars and beyond at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium in Morn Hill on Monday March 3.
Cub Scout Leader, Akela Abbi Spain said: "They are all very excited. It is important they learn about their surroundings."
Ellie said: "It's been really fun to learn names of the stars and constellations and how to get to them." Molly added: "It would Omega Leather Strap Watch
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