Welcome to the NLO young observer group called the Astroscouts
The group is open to any young person between the ages of 8 and 18.
The purpose of the group is to learn about the night sky in all of its seasons; to understand about the Universe with particular reference to our own galaxy and solar system; to observe, draw and image objects in the night sky.
The junior section (aged 8 to 12) uses four programmes, each highlighting a particular season, with which to achieve the above. Research and practical observing skills are taught. The individual programmes are :-
Sky Explorer (the Autumn Sky)
Sky Trooper (the Winter Sky)
Astro Ranger (the Spring Sky)
Astro Adventurer (the Summer Sky)
On satisfactory completion of each programme a certificate is awarded.
The Senior Astroscouts (aged 12 to 18) can choose from the variety of topics indicated in the Signpost:-
To become an Astroscout it is necessary to become a member of the NLO as part of a family membership. No young person is allowed on site without a parent or guardian present, in accordance with our child protection policy.
The Junior Astroscout Group meets every Friday during term time at 19:15 . Sessions for the junior group last approximately one hour. The Senior Astroscouts start at 19:30 and may stay until 22:30.
Always come with warm clothing and a notebook for recording information and observations. Happy observing!