Several merit badges
have requirements that could be satisfied by Eclipse 99, or projects
deriving from participation
in the eclipse activities at your local participating museum or planetarium.
Discuss and demonstrate
Do one of the following
Attend a news event. Write a newspaper story, a sidebar
feature, and an editorial or critical review of the event.
the same event, take a series of pictures that would help to tell
the story in
pictures, including some news photos and some feature photos. Write
your photos and a brief story of the event.
Tell a story with a picture or pictures.
a subject of your choice.
job opportunities in art.
Visit a business or industry that uses computers. Study what the computer
accomplishes and be prepared to discuss what you observed.
various jobs in the computer field.
several ways in which you and your family could use a personal
computer other than for games and recreation.
the face of the Moon.
the aid of diagrams, explain the relative positions of the Sun, Earth,
at the times of lunar and solar eclipses.
a planetarium or observatory and submit a report to your counselor
the activities occurring there and on the exhibits of instruments
and other astronomical objects you observed.
Scout Merit Badge Requirements
Eclipse 99, the National Air and Space Musem in Washington, D.C., will
have a camp-in for local cadette and senior Girl Scouts. During this
camp-in, the participants will work on the "Space Exploration" Interest
Project. The requirements that they will try to complete:
about the history of Space Exploration.
more about the Sun and the Moon and their relationship to Earth.
what happens during a solar and/or lunar eclipse.
to read an ocean tide chart.
a tale or superstition about the Sun or the Moon. Discuss whether
or not this is a valid or even measurable belief.
out about the capabilities of today's telescopes. If possible, visit
an observatory or a site on the Web to learn more about telescopes.
prospective participants to read the Space Explorer Interest Project.
Then choose a Service Project, and come with a written description of
how they would implement it.
at least two of the following careers and show how they are linked
to the space program: biomedical engineering, meteorology, ceramics,
chemistry, industrial engineering, materials science, metallurgy,
optical engineering, physiology, and photography.
to attend a "space camp" or astronomy camp to get more hands-on